Tag : fees

Mixed Reception for May’s Higher Education Review

9 months ago / 0 comments

On Monday, Theresa May announced her plans for a higher education funding review that could lead to a reduction in tuition fees. Other plans for the review include her idea for a focus on vocational qualifications; suggesting that university should not be the sole choice, and education should instead be … Read More

Students Struggling to Pay Rent

9 months ago / 0 comments

More than 17,000 students living in university accommodation fell behind on their housing payments last year, according to recent figures. A small but growing number of students are facing eviction. Last year, 97 students had their tenancies cancelled after being unable to pay their rent, up from 40 the previous … Read More

“Fast-track” for your money back?

10 months ago / 0 comments

As you may or may not know, the UK government is trying to introduce fast-track university degrees nationwide. The policy was a key focal point of the new Higher Education and Research Act, which was pushed through by parliament just prior to the snap election last June. The idea behind … Read More

Fees Must Fall: Cape Town’s Struggle for Academic Equality

10 months ago / 0 comments

From the perspective of a Leeds student on her year abroad at the University of Cape Town, The Gryphon explores the mistreatment of students fighting for free education in South Africa. Exam season in Cape Town. The regulation bag check and ID scan grant you entry onto the University of … Read More

Student Loans Company Chief Sacked for Gross Misconduct

1 year ago / 0 comments

The chief of the Student Loans Company, Steve Lamey, has been sacked after a long investigation into his conduct and behaviour. Lamey was suspended in July and it was announced this week that his contract had been terminated. He has held the post for just over a year, with a … Read More

University Refuses to Waive Fees Following Funding Scandal

1 year ago / 0 comments

Some of Nigeria’s brightest undergraduate students in the United Kingdom have had their funding withdrawn by the Nigerian government without their knowledge, leaving many facing deportation. The Nigerian High Commission confirmed that 152 students had been affected by the scandal, and stated that the bursary scheme had folded as a … Read More

Elite Universities Lobby Others to Bear Brunt of Cuts

1 year ago / 0 comments

After discussion within the government regarding university funding, some Russell Group universities have suggested that more modern establishments should drop their fees, as they can afford to be on the receiving end of cuts as they have lower running costs. During Theresa May’s speech at the Conservative party conference, she … Read More

Tuition Fees: Where do the Two Main Parties Stand?

1 year ago / 0 comments

Conservatives Theresa May has pledged to cap tuition fees at the current rate of £9,250 a year, as well as raising the earning threshold for beginning repayments from £21,000 to £25,000 a year. She has also promised a review of higher education and student funding in the long term, with … Read More

Soaring halls prices halted by Exec victory

2 years ago / 0 comments

Real term rent cuts agreed after cost of accommodation rises 19% in five years. LUU Community Officer Jamie Ali has secured an agreement between LUU and Leeds University to make ‘real term rent cuts’ in the 2017/18 academic year, which will ensure rent costs do not rise higher than inflation. … Read More

Students use sex to pay for degrees

2 years ago / 0 comments

A recent survey has looked into the quirky methods students resort to when their loan isn’t enough. A recent survey carried out by Voucher Codes Pro found that British students are resorting to all sorts of quirky ways to help them raise money to help fund their degree, including the … Read More