Comment and Press

Last updated: 10th July 2014

Press Coverage

Funding cuts to disabled students will hit some universities hard.’ The Guardian, 1 June 2014.

Disabled students could be ‘shut out’ by government cuts” The Guardian, 20 May 2014.

Cuts to grant funding for disabled students will put their studies at risk”, The Guardian 24 April 2014.

Universities minister criticised for ‘deeply unfair’ cuts to disability funding”, The Independent, 8 April 2014.

NUS blasts David Willetts over changes to disabled students’ support”, Times Higher Education 7 April 2014.

Blog Coverage

Mike Hamlyn, ‘Cuts to Disabled Student Allowance‘ 30 May 2014. Comment piece on Staffordshire academic blog, identifying particular issues for higher education institutions. 

PhDisabled, ‘Tell your MP: Cuts to Disabled Student Allowance affect us all (UK)‘. 2 June 2014. Detailed analysis, including student perspectives and post-graduate experiences, advocacy tools and further reading.

Spoonydoc, ‘Vital Disabled Student support to be cut – Save DSA!’ Rolling with the punches, 14th April 2014.

Academic Coverage

Lewthwaite, Sarah (2014) ‘Current issues: Government cuts to Disabled Students’ Allowances must be resisted‘ Disability and Society. 4th July 2014. Highlights potential impact of cuts on disclosure of disability and equality indicators.

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