Tag : tuition fees

Academics Propose £10,000 For Every 18-Year-Old Considering Further Education

9 months ago / 0 comments

A team of academics from the UCL Institute of Education have proposed that £10,000 be given to every eighteen-year-old considering higher education. In a recently published report, A National Learning Entitlement: Moving Beyond University Tuition Fees, they recommend that the money be granted in two £5000 installments over two years … 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

Controversy continues post-October Strikes

1 year ago / 0 comments

From the 11 to the 13 of October, various lecturers went on strike at the University of Leeds to protest the recent developments regarding the basis upon staff may be dismissed from work. To give context, the University and College Union (UCU) aimed to put pressure on the university management to remove the ‘some other substantial reason’ clause (SOSR). The introduction … 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

May Offers Tentative Olive Branch For Students

1 year ago / 0 comments

The government has promised to freeze fees at the current rate of £9,250. In an interview on Sunday with Andrew Marr, Theresa May went back on her campaign pledge to increase tuition fees to £9,500,  claiming to have ‘listened to voters’ following the June election. The U-turn represents just one part … Read More

Leeds University awarded gold rating in teaching excellence framework

1 year ago / 0 comments

The University of Leeds has been awarded a gold rating under the government’s new teaching excellence framework (Tef), which aims to assess universities on the quality of the teaching they provide. For a university to achieve the top, gold standard it must offer “consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for … Read More

Are rising fees making University inaccessible for less advantaged students?

2 years ago / 0 comments

Students starting their degrees in September 2017 at Leeds and many other Universities around the country will be paying a higher tuition fee of £9,250 per year, and this is set to rise year by year in line with inflation. This has provoked concern that less wealthy students will be … Read More

Is the rise in tuition fees enough to deter students from university?

2 years ago / 0 comments

The cost of attending university in the UK has always been a contentious issue. It is regularly debated who should pay what, how much they should be paying and what services should be provided as part of such an expensive financial investment. Plans outlined by Jo Johnson, the UK’s Universities … Read More

Universities in England accumulate record surpluses

3 years ago / 0 comments

Universities in England accumulated record operating surpluses worth nearly £1.8bn last year, as their balances were filled by the first full group of students paying the £9,000 tuition fee. The figures published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) show that the income for English universities rose above their counterparts … Read More