Student support review chief named
26 Oct 2016
The Scottish Government has appointed the independent Chair of its review of financial support to students
Jayne-Anne Gadhia, Chief Executive of Virgin Money, will spearhead the Scottish Government’s Review of Student Support.
The review will assess whether college and university students receive a fair and effective package of support and will make recommendations for improvement.
The review’s remit will include exploring:
- The most effective support for the poorest and most vulnerable students.
- The balance of support available to those in further and higher education.
- The current repayment threshold and period for student loan debt.
The Review of Student Support will appoint members and meet for the first time before the end of this year. It will report its findings by autumn 2017
Jayne-Anne Gadhia said: "It is important to ensure the student support system is fit for purpose, fair and firmly focused on meeting the needs of all students in further and higher education, particularly the most vulnerable. As such, I welcome the opportunity to undertake a comprehensive review of the current systems of student support in Scotland."