Tag : fees

NUS calls for students to boycott the National Student Survey

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Sorana Vieru, the Vice-President Higher Education at the National Union of Students, or NUS, has called for students to boycott the National Student Survey to stop plans to raise fees based on university performance. The National Student Survey, or NSS, is sent annually to final year undergraduate students as a … Read More

Brexit uncertainty and higher education

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As we all know ‘Brexit’ has led to adjustments within our economy. However what you may not know is the effect these are set to have upon students. The value of our currency has dropped significantly, particularly against the US dollar, where the exchange rate is at a 31-year low! … Read More

Union Forum Proposals: Female-only gym hours?

2 years ago / 405 comments

The upcoming Union Forums are discussing some hot topics in the coming weeks. The Gryphon has cherry-picked some of the very best and interesting ideas to inspire you to get debating, get pro-active and get involved. Female-only gym hours? Namrah Shahid has proposed that the Edge provide female-only gym sessions … Read More

NUS march through London planned for November

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The National Union of Students is organising a demonstration in central London to raise awareness of the rising costs of attending higher education and to oppose cuts to college funding. The march is scheduled to take place on the 19th November. The NUS hopes the march will highlight the impending … Read More

New university ranking system to drive up fees

2 years ago / 0 comments

The government has signalled that it is preparing to abolish the £9000 cap on tuition fees, allowing them to rise with inflation. An increase of £250 is expected for students applying for 2017 entry. This increase has been linked to a new university ranking system set to be trialed over … Read More

Universities in South Africa close amid tuition protests

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Protests for free university education in South Africa escalated this week, prompting at least four institutions to close temporarily just before the exam period is due to begin. The protests follow a government proposal to raise tuition fees by up to eight per cent. With many young black South Africans, … Read More

Leeds Vice-Chancellor talks about redevelopment, Brexit and the cost of university

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The Gryphon speaks to Sir Alan Langlands about the redevelopment programme, Brexit and the cost of university. Why would you say now is such an exciting time to be joining the University? I think it is exciting for all of us and not just Freshers. I love this sense of … Read More

University of Leeds to raise fees

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The University of Leeds have confirmed that they will raise tuition fees to £9250 in the 2017/18 academic year. A University of Leeds spokesperson said: “Leeds offers an outstanding education and student experience and we are confident that this will be recognised in future TEF exercises, as it is in … Read More

Leeds University seeks Brexit clarification

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The University of Leeds has issued a statement to The Gryphon seeking to reassure students in the wake of a Brexit vote which continues to be mired in uncertainty. In a week when #WeAreInternational banners litter campus to welcome international students to their studies, a spokesperson for the University reiterated … Read More

Comment | 9k fees, are you getting enough?

5 years ago / 0 comments

The introduction of top-up fees in 2006 marked a watershed moment for the future of Higher Education and now, two years since their increase to £9,000, we’re seeing further barriers to students coming to university. The privatisation of the student loan book was a hot topic on campus last week … Read More