What does Jeremy Corbyn’s grants policy mean for students and universities?

Labour-leadership-contender-Jeremy-CorbynThe past few days have seen an announcement from the Jeremy Corbyn Labour leadership campaign over the creation of a National Education Service (NES) and the reintroduction of the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) for 16-18 year olds and maintenance grants for undergraduate students.

The National Education Service which will fund education from ‘cradle to grave’ will include early years as well as adult skills was announced in July 2015 on the Labour List website as part of Jeremy Corbyn’s initial leadership campaign. It has however taken a year for this announcement. The NES is part of a clear narrative to win over staff and unions in the education sector who are Labour Party members to support Jeremy Corbyn.

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