Postgraduate study support for Londoners

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-06-22
Session date: 
June 22, 2016
Reference: 
2016/1951
Question By: 
Siân Berry
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Will you consider a Mayor's Postgraduate Fund or Scholarship for Londoners who might not be able to access postgraduate study by other means?

Answer

Answer for Postgraduate study support for Londoners

Answer for Postgraduate study support for Londoners

Answered By: 
The Mayor

London already has the highest percentage of graduates of any major city. The city's future jobs growth will be driven by a demand for higher level skills, including at Level 7 and above. I am committed to ensuring all Londoners are able to take advantage of these opportunities. Postgraduate loans are available for eligible students in the next academic year. This will open up postgraduate study to more Londoners. Another postgraduate route I think has real potential in London is higher level apprenticeships. I have asked my officers to develop proposals for how City Hall can best support their development.