Minister to dumb down

October 26, 2001

Education secretary Estelle Morris this week conceded that the plethora of hardship funds, childcare grants and funds-for-students-called-Grant has become unmanageable.

In her first higher education speech since becoming education secretary, she told an audience at London Guildhall University: "I want to simplify the system of student support, especially hardship funds. You need a degree just to know how to access the different types of support."

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