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SAAS funded discretionary nursing fund 2016 to 2017: FOI release

Published: 17 May 2018

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
17 May 2018
SAAS funded discretionary nursing fund 2016 to 2017: FOI release

FOI reference: FOI/18/01241
Date received: 26 April 2018
Date responded: 27 April 2018

Information requested

  • How many student nurses applied for the discretionary fund in 2016/2017

  • What was the total expenditure of the discretionary fund in 2016/2017

Response

How many student nurses applied for discretionary fund in 2016/2017

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance Student Awards Agency Scotland does not have some of the information you have requested.

Support from the Undergraduate Discretionary Fund is available to eligible full and part-time students who are undertaking HNC, HND, degree or equivalent courses and postgraduate courses. Students in receipt of a Nursing and Midwifery bursary are not eligible for assistance from this fund. However, they may be entitled to support from a newly established Nursing and Midwifery Discretionary Fund which was introduced in 2016/2017. You should contact the Chief Nursing Officer Directorate at ceu@gov.scot

This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that SAAS does not have the information you have requested.

What was the total expenditure of the discretionary funding 2016/2017

The total amount of support paid out under the Undergraduate Discretionary fund was £12.9 million in session 2016/2017.

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Contact

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Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
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