Consultation outcome

Targeted support for higher education students: call for evidence

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

We need to make sure funding reaches those experiencing the greatest disadvantage or facing the greatest barriers to a higher education. This call for evidence provided us with a less formal way to gather views to help develop our policy on targeted support.

We received around 250 responses from a wide range of stakeholders. We’ll consider the many suggestions received in any future review of targeted support funding. We won’t be publishing a formal response.

Original consultation


We’re asking for views and information to help us target funding for disadvantaged students in higher education.

This consultation ran from

Consultation description

We want to give the appropriate level of support to make sure those who have the ability to study at higher education (HE) level can do so. We’ve developed a range of grants to provide extra support to help remove some of the barriers faced by students with disabilities or dependants.

We want your views and information to help us review our financial support, to make sure it remains appropriate and we can target it more effectively.


Published 27 March 2013