Climate strike college students ‘could lose bursaries’

The NUS students’ union has urged the government to make sure college students do not miss out on crucial bursary funding if they choose to attend the global climate strikes on Friday 20 September. Tes reports.

Bursaries for college students in Scotland come with specific attendance requirements – and despite reissued guidance from the Scottish Funding Council last year, some colleges insist on 100 per cent attendance if learners are to avoid their funds being cut. 

NUS President Liam McCabe told Tes: “To achieve climate justice, there needs to be urgent and fundamental reform from the Scottish and UK governments to meet the challenge of the climate emergency we face. We hope to see students across the country mobilise, take action and participate in the demonstrations. We have called on the Scottish Government to show their support for students to do just that, by ensuring they won’t be penalised for joining the strike.” 

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