Student-led survey asks peers about Alberta PSE

February 10, 2014

Several Alberta PSE student groups have released a new study, Ignite: Ideas for Post-Secondary Education, which compiles data from a series of student focus groups held at 23 PSE institutions across the province, and a survey of “thousands” of Alberta students. The study gauged student opinion on cost, access, and quality of the province’s PSE system. 83% of students agreed that in order to reduce the average debt of current students, more non-repayable student financial aid is needed. 87% of respondents agreed that provincial and federal funding to PSE institutions needs to be increased and sustained. Finally, more than 90% of students agreed that high-quality teaching should be the leading focus of Alberta’s PSE institutions. Council of Alberta University Students | Calgary Herald