Baroness Helena Kennedy
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Baroness backs Oxford fees move for poor Scots students

Oxford University is to provide up to £22,000 of financial support per student from Scotland in a move to encourage more applications.

Those from low income families will be eligible to apply for a mix of bursaries and fee waivers.

Baroness Helena Kennedy, a Glasgow-born lawyer who is now principal of Mansfield College, urged more Scots to consider submitting an application, including those at state schools.

She told BBC Radio Scotland: "Whether we like it or not, having an Oxbridge education opens up doors for people in a way that nothing does and it creates a network for life."

  • 14 Jun 2012