Response to Department for Education consultation on postgraduate doctoral loans

At Budget 2015, the UK Government announced its intention to review how to broaden and strengthen support for postgraduate research and subsequently published a consultation on support for postgraduate study.

This consultation took place in November and December 2016. Professor Sir Tim O’Shea responded on behalf of Universities Scotland in his capacity as the Convener of the Research and Knowledge Exchange Committee. His letter to the consultation highlights issues such as features of the proposed doctoral loan, possible additional eligibility requirements as well as additional comments.

You can read our response here.