Tag : #tuitionfees #university #studentloans #money

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

Concerns raised as university drop-out rates continue to rise

1 year ago / 0 comments

The proportion of students dropping out of university increased from 6.6% to 7.4% between 2012 and 2015, according to a report by the Social Market Foundation (SMF). In a report the SMF has urged universities to improve their retention rates, particularly among students from low income or ethnic minority backgrounds. The … Read More

Teaching Excellence Fiasco

2 years ago / 0 comments

In November of 2015, the government published a paper titled “Fulfilling our Potential: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice”. This was followed up by a Green Paper (“The Teaching Excellence Framework: Assessing quality in Higher Education”) in February 2016 and a final White Paper in May (“Success as a … Read More

Comment | Latest student loan changes are not the answer

4 years ago / 0 comments

This week, major overhauls to the English student loans system have been the subject of discussion in Westminster. Currently, students are loaned money by the Treasury to cover their university fees and living costs. Once they have graduated (and their salary is greater than £21,000 per year), they begin to … Read More