Tag : tuition

Mixed Reception for May’s Higher Education Review

7 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

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

7 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

Four Year Degrees: the Answer to Britain’s Skills Shortage?

10 months ago / 0 comments

Over-specialisation at an early age is one reason behind Britain’s ongoing skills shortage, according to a former minister. Lord Willetts, a former minister for education, has claimed that the introduction of four year degrees would give students more of an opportunity to decide which course is right for them.  The … Read More

Student Loans Company Chief Sacked for Gross Misconduct

10 months 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

11 months 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Some of Nigeria’s brightest undergraduate students in the United Kingdom have had their funding withdrawn by the Nigerian government without their knowledge, leaving many facing deportation.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

11 months 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?

12 months 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

12 months 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

Universities in South Africa close amid tuition protests

2 years ago / 0 comments

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

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