University of Lincoln in top flight for financial support


The University of Lincoln is in the top five of UK Higher Education (HE) providers for its financial support for students, according to a government league table.


The University was ranked fourth out of 123 by the Office for Fair Access (OFFA), which recognises the University’s financial assistance for students from low-income backgrounds entering HE in 2006.


Professor Mike Saks, the University’s Pro Vice-Chancellor - Research and Academic Affairs, said: “This highlights the University’s commitment to its students. This was also borne out by the National Student Survey in 2007 in which the University had one of the largest rises in student satisfaction in the sector.”


The University of Lincoln spent 39.3 per cent of its additional fee income on financial support for lower-income students through a combination of scholarships and bursaries.  No other HE provider in the East Midlands region featured in the top ten.


Commenting on the overall position for UK Higher Education, Director of OFFA, Martin Harris, said: “This is a superb effort and demonstrates the commitment by the sector to making sure that no student is deterred from HE on financial grounds.”



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