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Donelan: Minimum eligibility requirement is ‘right thing to do’

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Universities minister backs plan to require at least two A-level Es for access to finance

The further and higher education minister at Westminster has hinted that the government favours the introduction of a minimum eligibility requirement that would prevent school-leavers in England from accessing student finance unless they achieve at least two E grades at A-level.

Speaking at the House of Commons education committee on 15 June, Michelle Donelan said she thought requiring university students to have at least two Es was “the right thing to do”.

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