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Stephen Williams MP praises success of university access project for disadvantaged youth

7.02.09pm GMT Wed 15th Nov 2006

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Stephen Williams, Liberal Democrat MP for Bristol, has commended the work of the Foyer University Bursary Project, prior to attending an event celebrating the achievements of the young people it supports.

Mr. Williams will be attending the reception in his role as Shadow Minister for Higher and Further Education. It will be hosted by his Liberal Democrat colleague, Baroness Sharp of Guildford, at the House of Lords on Thursday 16th November. The project has helped over 400 young people enter higher education over the last three years, and those attending the event will have the opportunity to hear from students about their experiences with Foyer and whilst moving into higher education.

Mr. Williams said: "58% of young people helped by Foyer are from ethnic minority groups and 88% of them are the first in their families to go to university. In Britain it is vital that we expand opportunities for young people from groups who do not traditionally go to university. Analysis of the government's recent 'Aim Higher' campaign demonstrates that the state is simply failing to reach these groups, and convince them that university is a viable option."

"The Foyer University Bursary Project presents an excellent example of how, with community support, young people from disadvantaged backgrounds can access employment and education opportunities they might usually consider unattainable."

Bristol Foyer, on Victoria Street near Bristol Bridge, currently has 12 of its 51 residents in full time education, including one who is using the Foyer Bursary Project to study law at Queens University in Belfast. Many residents are undertaking vocational training at local colleges (usually part time), with the most popular courses being Beauty Therapy, Construction and Childcare. Some attend full time courses such as Travel & Tourism, GCSEs or A levels and IT courses.

The Prince's Trust offers grants to support young people in need to attend further education courses as well. These can fund travel, equipment, books and uniform when required. This is invaluable for allowing residents to access the courses.

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