Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA): consultation on cuts due to end

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 2nd, 2012 by steve

“A public consultation on plans to cut payments given to teenagers in Northern Ireland to encourage them to stay in education is due to end on Friday. The Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) was introduced in 2004 …” (more)

[BBC News, 2 November]

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Students to lobby for ‘fairer deal’

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 25th, 2012 by steve

“Students campaigning against ‘savage cuts’ to their financial support are to hold a day of action in Northern Ireland next month, it has been revealed. They will lobby Stormont assembly members on November 21 to protect the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA), the National Union of Students said …” (more)

[Herald, 25 October]

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Free school meals students ‘worse off’ under EMA change

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on March 30th, 2011 by steve

“Students on free school meals will get an average of £370 a year less under plans to replace axed study grants in England, a think tank has said. On Tuesday, the government announced £180m for bursaries for low-income 16 to 19-year-olds after cutting the £560m Education Maintenance Allowance scheme …” (more)

[BBC News, 30 March]

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QUBSU must lead the way in fighting cuts to education

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on February 3rd, 2011 by steve

“Dear Colleagues, I along with fellow members of the Northern Committee of the Irish National Teachers Organisation yesterday (Saturday 29th January) attended a demonstration organised by NISA against the removal of EMA and education cuts in general …” (more)

[Mary Cahillane, The Gown, 3 February]

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