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Fears 80% of disabled students could drop out if disability support is cut too fast

Four in 5 students with disabilities (79%) say they will be more likely to drop out of university if cuts to the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) fall during their time as students and universities do not have time to provide alternative support, according to a survey. This could mean 42,000 students dropping out of their courses, out of the 53,000 full-time students who currently claim DSA support, according to disability support specialist Randstad Student and Worker Support. The DSA allows students to access specialist support and equipment so they can attend university along with their non-disabled peers. But the Government


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