50,000 signatures reached
To: Rt Hon Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, and Rt Hon Nicky Morgan, Education Secretary
#KeepTheGrants - Save Student Support Maintenance Grants
Grants given to the poorest university students have been cut and turned into loans as part of savings that the Department for Business has to find, please sign this petition to challenge this from happening.
Why is this important?
Many Students are going to be priced out of education if this grant is cut, many students will not be able to go, or be faced with enormous debt and will feel frightened of the huge lifetime loans. This grant is a lifeline for poorer students.
There are students who have worked hard, they’ve got the grades and now they don’t know whether they’ll be able to go to university. Even if they worked part time whilst studying, it still would not be enough money to live on.
Please sign and share so we can stop this madness and help our next generations of students become wonderful teachers, scientists, doctors, etc. Education is for people from all walks of life not just rich people. Being poor should not be a trap preventing a university education.
We are one of the richest nations in the world, stopping student maintenance grants would be catastrophic for many generations to come, curbing our future development as a country by not investing in young people. This is the wrong place for the government to make savings.
Read more here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-33444557
How it will be delivered
I will present the signatures and any messages received to the Current education secretary also to the Prime Minister Mr David Cameron. Then I will forward copies of the petition to shadow education secretaries of all opposing political parties.