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DSA students have lower incomes than average

DSA claimants by household income The following graph shows DSA claimants by household income as recorded in their maintenance grant application. 28% don’t declare an income, probably because they know they have too much for a maintenance grant. 21% have … Continue reading

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British Dyslexia Association criticises new GCSE plans

Government changes to GCSEs which scrap continuous assessment in favour of final exams at the end of two years in England have been criticised by the British Dyslexia Association (BDA) saying that measuring achievement solely on final exams will greatly … Continue reading

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Government announces £9k bursaries for SEN teaching graduates

The Government has announced that graduates looking to specialise in Special Educational Needs (SEN) teaching could be eligible for bursaries of up to £9,000 to help fund initial teacher training. The funds are designed to encourage graduates to teach in … Continue reading

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Students receiving Disabled Students Allowance performed better than expected in higher education

A new report has found that students receiving Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) that began full-time degree courses in the 2006-07 academic year performed better than expected in higher education and later employment. The report published by the Higher Education Funding … Continue reading

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Do disabled students get enough support at university?

An article appeared in The Independent recently which looked at the level of support that is currently available for disabled students going to university. A summary of the article is provided here. The process of deciding to go to university, … Continue reading

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