A council in one of the poorest areas of London is offering grants of £1,500 to help young people go to university. Tower Hamlets is giving bursaries to 400 teenagers in what it claims is the biggest such scheme in England. The grants, from a £1.26m mayor’s fund, will help the least well-off students with books and travel. The east London borough’s mayor, Lutfur Rahman, said he wanted to ensure that local youngsters did not see university as an unobtainable “pipe dream”.
‘London council grants for poorer university students’
July 1, 2013 by Lutfur