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BOTH the BVA and RCVS have welcomed an acknowledgement in a recent report on access to education that long courses such as veterinary degrees will require additional support if access to them is to be widened.
The report was written by Simon Hughes, the Liberal Democrat MP for Bermondsey and Old Southwark, who in December last year was appointed by the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister to be the Government's Advocate for Access to Education. He was asked to make recommendations on how to broaden access to higher education for all appropriately qualified students.
In his report, which was published on July 21, Mr Hughes comments that ‘there are particular courses which need particular attention if we are to widen access: medicine …