Tag: Tuition fees


Students wanting refunds

Starting on the 25 November, over a million students will face disruption as academics from 60 universities signed up to strike over their pay and pension. More than 43,000 members of the University and College Union (UCU) are taking part in the eight-day walkout on Monday over disputes about pension and pay. University chiefs have…


Universities told to refund students tuition fees

Universities have been told by the Office of the Independent Adjudicators to refund students tuition fees, following strikes earlier this year. This follows a recent announcement of potential strikes commencing at the end of November for up to eight days. The Office of the Independent Adjudicator has stated that students should be refunded at least…


An interview with: Baroness Gillian Shephard of Northwold

A lifetime of political service by Baroness Gillian Shephard Rt Hon was paid tribute to by the University of East Anglia (UEA) with the awarding of an Honorary Doctorate of Civil Law.  Baroness Shepherd was granted a life peerage in June 2005 after an extensive period serving as Conservative Member of Parliament for South West…


Scotland to give free tuition to EU students after Brexit

The Scottish Government has announced that students from EU nations who begin their courses in academic year 2019-20 will continue to enjoy free university tuition. The announcement sees an extension of the existing pledge for new students in the years 2017-18 and 2018-19. The Scottish Higher Education minister, Shirley-Anne Somerville, unveiled the move in Holyrood…


Universities minister considers cutting tuition fees

Tuition fees could be cut after the new universities minister signalled a review of student finance earlier this month. On Thursday 19 January, Sam Gyimah said officials would investigate whether the higher annual charge of £9,250 “works across the system”. His predecessor, Jo Johnson, and former Education Secretary Justine Greening are alleged to have blocked…

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