Home > Policy and analysis > Reports > Universities UK response to government consultation on part-time undergraduate maintenance loans

Universities UK response to government consultation on part-time undergraduate maintenance loans

Universities UK's response to the Department for Education consultation on part-time undergraduate maintenance loans welcomes the proposed introduction of these loans.

We support the positive direction of travel that they represent in relation to government policy towards part-time study, along with recent announcements to relax restrictions on access to student finance for students wanting to study a second degree in selected STEM subjects, and the commitment to provide a part-time student premium through the HEFCE teaching grant.

On 7 November 2016 the Department for Education published a consultation setting out proposals for the introduction of maintenance loans for undergraduate part-times study, to be introduced in 2018-19. The consultation set out proposals for design income contingent loans, focusing on loan terms, course and individual eligibility and implementation.


Universities UK pledges new support for universities to take urgent action on tackling racial harassment

23 October 2019
Responding to the Equality and Human Rights Commission report on racial harassment in higher education, UUK has pledged to lead-cross sector action to support universities to take effective and urgent steps to prevent and respond to racial harassment

Survey demonstrates positive university progress in tackling harassment and hate crime, but highlights areas for improvement

9 October 2019
Almost 100 universities have been surveyed by Universities UK as a follow-up to its harassment and hate crime taskforce (Changing the Culture), exploring how institutions are addressing some of the challenges raised and acting on its recommendations.


City with blue sky

General election 2019: skills, jobs and opportunity

11 November 2019
UUK's Karmjit Kaur on the policies that all parties should commit to, to ensure UK universities remain a global success story.

a student against a background of stripes

Presenting university income and spending to students

21 October 2019
David Phoenix on the importance of universities presenting their financial information to students.