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In a joint letter to all UK universities, the Universities Minister and Defence Minister have called on each institution to sign up to the Armed Forces Covenant and establish an armed forces champion.

Universities Minister Chris Skidmore said:

Nearly 60 of our universities have signed up to delivering the Armed Forces Covenant, which provides rights for veterans and their families to access education, and I know universities such as Winchester have long had outreach programmes with their local armed forces communities. I’m sure all universities will wish to consider the benefits of being a civic university that supports armed forces families in their communities.

The work of SCIP Alliance partners such as the University of South Wales and the University of Central Lancashire was referenced specifically by the ministers.

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