University Fees

How the British Can Learn to Love Human Rights

Israel Butler | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Politics
Israel Butler

Human rights have become toxic in Britain. There is no genuine public debate over the issue - debates are supposed to be two sided, and progressive forces have not yet found a successful response to calls to scrap the Human Rights Act and withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights... However, research on public attitudes suggests that this is a debate that pro-human rights forces could win.

Improved Aspirations of Black Pupils Should Be Commended Not Condemned

Claudia Tomlinson | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Politics
Claudia Tomlinson

The increased aspirations of black pupils are to be applauded as higher education is more likely to lead to successful careers and higher income. Well educated citizens with improved employment prospects, irrespective of ethnic background are highly desirable for the economic development and social stability of any nation.

Is the Traditional University Route Still The Best for Business?

Daley James Francis | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Daley James Francis

University in this country has become something that we take for granted. It shouldn't be a privilege just for the rich - that wasn't my point - but a privilege for the people who were going to give their degree 110% knowing that when they came out, they needed to earn good money in order to pay off the debts they've accumulated.

Bridging the Gap

Dr William Hunt | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Dr William Hunt

There's a popular misconception that independent Higher Education is the preserve of well-heeled underachievers. But for a number of independent HE pr...

The £30,000 'University Experience' One Term In

Anna Pitts | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Anna Pitts

With the new government initiative to raise tuition fees for university education to an average of £9,000 per year, opinions among the new intake of 'Freshers' seems to be varied according to a recent survey by the Graduate Recruitment Bureau.

Qualification Lies More Likely Due To £9,000 Fees

Lovemoney | Posted 16.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Higher tuition fees will make graduates more likely to lie about their qualifications, a survey finds. The move to triple fees to a maximum of £9,...

Thousands Put Off University By Raised Tuition Fees

PA | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK Politics

The number of students deterred by raised tuition fees is the equivalent to the government shutting the doors of two entire universities, Labour has c...

Parents' Fears Over University Costs For Children

PA | Posted 12.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Nearly three quarters of parents fear they will be unable to provide financial support for their children through university, new research suggests. ...

The Day the Minister Came

Dr. Alexander Brown | Posted 25.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Dr. Alexander Brown

To borrow some lyrics from the song 'E's are good' by the 90s dance band, The Shaman, David Willetts has been 'very much maligned and misunderstood'. Or so he would like us to think. The problem is that so long as he continues to pay no attention to who he is speaking to he is likely to remain maligned and misunderstood.

Do the 'Student' Anti-Fees Protesters Have the Intellect to Deserve a University Place?

Peter Martindale | Posted 07.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Peter Martindale

It is frankly boring hearing them whingeing on about university fees (which they want subsidising but have not paid a penny towards). Of course the i...

Student Protests: Most Adults 'Don't Understand' Fees System Poll Reveals

PA | Posted 08.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The majority of adults have little or no understanding of the new university fees system, with many believing it will make higher education less attra...

Scottish Universities Setting Lower Tuition Fees

PA | Posted 30.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

More Scottish universities have set fees below the maximum level of £9,000 per year for students from elsewhere in the UK. Tuition...

The Next Generation of Managers

Jane Scott Paul | Posted 22.10.2011 | UK Universities & Education
Jane Scott Paul

With university fees on the increase, many young people are looking at alternative routes into their chosen careers. Should employers now be looking to school leavers instead of graduates for their next generation of managers?

Social Mobility 'Restricted' By Higher Education Funding Reform, Report Claims

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 17.10.2011 | UK Universities & Education

The government's claim that its top priority is to increase social mobility has been undermined by a damning report by a higher education think tank. ...

Seeing off the Scaremongers

Nigel Keohane | Posted 17.10.2011 | UK Universities & Education
Nigel Keohane

Judging by much of the media reaction to new on student debt, one would be forgiven for assuming that the principal aim of these commentators is to persuade aspirant students that university education should be given a wide berth.

Average UK Student Debt 'Could Hit £53,000'

BBC | Posted 12.10.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Average student debt for students starting in 2012 could hit £53,000, according to the Push university guide. This is twice as much as for those star...

English Universities Expecting Drop In Student Numbers

PA | Posted 04.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- More than half of English universities are expecting to see a drop in students next year, a report has revealed. Overall, the ...

Charlie Gilmour 'Locked Up For 23 Hours A Day'

The Daily Telegraph | Posted 01.10.2011 | UK

Student rioter Charlie Gilmour, who was jailed for swinging from a flag on the Cenotaph, is being confined to his prison cell for up to 23 hours a day...

Universities May Tempt High-Flying Students With Cut-Price Fees

The Guardian | Posted 30.09.2011 | UK

The highest performing A-level candidates could be tempted with cut-price deals on tuition fees from next year, as some English universities face incr...

Universities May Tempt High-Flying Students With Cut-Price Fees

The Guardian | Posted 30.09.2011 | UK

The highest performing A-level candidates could be tempted with cut-price deals on tuition fees from next year, as some English universities face incr...

Drama School Training: Only for Rich Kids?

Josh Boyd-Rochford | Posted 17.09.2011 | UK
Josh Boyd-Rochford

Access to drama training cannot become the preserve of the privileged few. Our most prestigious drama schools will be among the third of UK universities who will, from 2012, be charging the maximum yearly tuition fee allowed by the government. An equilibrium must be maintained where talent, not worth, is the primary means test.

Rewarding Class Acts

Mike Ion | Posted 10.09.2011 | UK Politics
Mike Ion

If we are to continue to reduce both the reasons for and effects of social exclusion, then the role currently played by our schools and teachers must not be underestimated. If steps are not taken to remove the barriers that prevent good graduates from applying to become teachers, let alone staying for more than a couple of years, then the vicious circle that haunts the urban poor will remain - if not widen.

University Fees are too High: The System has Failed

Tim Leunig | Posted 13.09.2011 | UK Politics
Tim Leunig

The facts speak for themselves. University fees will average £8,393 from 2012-3. Even after fee waivers for students from poorer backgrounds, the average will be £8,161. One in three universities will charge £9,000 for all courses.