Aimhigher to end

Universities Minister, David Willetts has announced that Aimhigher will end in July 2011. The programme aims to widen participation in higher education (HE) by raising the aspirations and developing the abilities of young people from under-represented communities. Willetts said that the government is “establishing a new framework, with increased responsibility on universities to widen participation; and greater Government investment in improving attainment and access for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.”

The National Union of Students president said, “Ministers are sending the miserable message to students and their families that rather than aim higher, they should aim lower.”


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