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Our Debt, Not Theirs

Research Professional News launches a campaign calling for tuition fee debt forgiveness for healthcare students

It was on 26 March that our reporter Fiona McIntyre first asked the government for clarity on whether final-year nursing students in England would continue to pay tuition fees while they worked on coronavirus wards. 

It seems a relatively straightforward question. After all, why should trainee nurses incur the debt for a full year’s tuition when they have spent part of that time on the front line of the UK’s battle against Covid-19? They should not. To rub salt in the wound, the majority of this year’s graduating class were the first to pay £9,250 a year.

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