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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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Universities to offer two year degrees

Universities in England will be able to charge over £14,000 per year for two year ‘fast-track’ degrees, under new plans announced by the government. Students would obtain a Bachelor’s degree in two years, rather than three, but universities would still be able to charge for the equivalent of three years’ tuition, as the education would…

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Poorer students should be given lower Ucas offers, government recommends

Universities should accept lower offers from students with disadvantaged backgrounds, a government review has recommended. A Social Mobility Advisory Group, report set up to address issues surrounding underrepresented groups in higher education, has proposed that students “held back by poverty” should be given lower A-Level requirements. The report suggested that institutions should enforce “positive discrimination”…

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Maintenance grants scrapped in summer budget

In today’s Budget it was announced that maintenance grants, aimed at the poorest in society to provide financial assistance while studying at university, are to be scrapped by the government and that the £9,000 cap on tuition fees is set to rise. At 12:30 today the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, stood up in…

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