PULSE discusses stipends with Maintenance Grants Board

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On the 25th February, the delegation from Pulse composed of Vice President Chris Vella, Secretary-General Joseph Masini, and Chairman of the Economic Affairs Review Board Jean Carl Grech organised a meeting with the Student Maintenance Grants Board. A more sustainable future for the stipends system was discussed.

Pulse put forward its proposals to make the system more student-centric. Pulse representatives said that the number of problems present in the system is worrying. Thus, Pulse called for better communication between all entities concerned.

The Board expressed their availability to organise another meeting with regards to other issues mentioned by the organisation such as ETC Summer Work schemes. Pulse stated that “Both parties agreed that the key for success in the stipends system lies in a close cooperation and mutual understanding between students and policy-makers.”

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