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Supporting Students and Young People

Nicola Sturgeon has underlined the SNP's commitment to supporting students through the pandemic and into the recovery - by driving forward the Widening Access agenda and expanding student support.

If re-elected, the SNP will:

Protect free tuition - and the Education Maintenance Allowance. Expand student support - over the next three years to reach the equivalent of the Real Living Wage - with as much as possible being done through grants. Widen access - implementing the recommendations of the Commissioner for Widening Access, including a review of funding for post-graduate students. Introduce a student mental health action plan - including action to tackle waiting times and ensure equity of access. Fight for a fairer deal for young workers - Within the constraints of the devolved settlement, against exploitative zero-hours contracts, unpaid internships and workplace discrimination. Advocate for Scotland’s inclusion in Erasmus+ - and create a Scottish exchange programme to provide mobility and cooperation opportunities in HE vocational education and training, adult education, youth and sport.

You can read more here:

Make it both votes SNP on 6th May.

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