The GW4 Alliance of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter universities has written to government ministers as part of their campaign to raise the vital issue of access for postgraduate students to government-backed childcare schemes.

GW4 is renewing its campaign calling on government to extend the current undergraduate Childcare Grant to include postgraduate students, to help ensure that those with children, and those from socioeconomically deprived backgrounds, are not disincentivised from studying for higher qualifications, a precursor for many careers.

The VCs at each institution have signed the letters to government, which can be viewed in full on the GW4 website.