Fee Waivers

It's Official: Waivers and Bursaries Don't Attract Students

Tim Leunig | Posted 01.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Tim Leunig

The data are out. We know how many people applied to each university, and how much that has changed since the previous year. We also know how much ea...

Students' Letter to Nick Clegg

Liam Burns | Posted 01.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Burns

The release of data from the Office for Fair Access (OFFA) shows that the total being spent on bursaries by universities has dropped by a further £13.8 million (per year), which is in addition to the anticipated £55 million fall in bursaries by 2015/16 already announced in September. We do not believe that these perverse results of the government's market system were intended, but they are the reality - and unless and until steps are taken to address these issues, students will continue to regard the government, and your party, with disdain.