Prisoners in UK to be offered chance to study at Cambridge University
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Prisoners in UK to be offered chance to study at Cambridge University

Cambridge University has unveiled plans to introduce bursaries to enable serving or former prisoners in the UK to complete an under-graduate degree course from the world-famous institution. The four 5,000 bursaries being offered for the university s Institute of Continuing Education, which provides part-time and short courses for adult learners, will lead to a Higher Education Certificate. Prisoners who are still serving time when they apply for such a course will need to be in an open prison and have a day-release licence to be able to spend 14 days on campus, the Times Higher Education magazine reports. There is very strong evidence (of a link) between higher education and education more broadly (and) reduced re-offending and increased public safety, said Dr Amy Ludlow, a senior research associate in Cambridge s Institute of Criminology, who explained that any prisoner could potentially apply for the Cambridge University courses, regardless of what crime they have ...

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