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Category Archives: Fees and funding
Government departments have to make their opening bids for the Spending Review to Treasury next Monday. The stakes are high. Commentators have likened the cabinet in-fighting over how to share the inevitable pain to a circular firing squad. This Tuesday … Continue reading
The HEFCE report on the impact of the 2012 reforms out today shows a dramatic drop in the numbers of undergraduate part-time students starting their studies this year in English universities. They are down 40% on 2010-11. Does this matter? Absolutely. … Continue reading
David Willetts has been talking about the importance of encouraging older people to consider higher education. Yesterday he said: “There is certainly a pressure for continuing to get retrained and upskilled… Higher education has an economic benefit in that if … Continue reading
Don’t you just hate it when university and student leaders say: ‘Now that students are paying high fees…’? Where have these people been for the last 30 years? It seems too easy to forget that international students studying in British … Continue reading
Today we’ll see EU leaders gathering in Brussels for a two-day summit. The main objective will be to agree the Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF) for 2014-2020. The fault lines in European politics will be laid bare and many players round … Continue reading
Since September 2010, I have been chair of Universities UK’s efficiency and modernisation task group, and last year we published the final report of our findings. Universities already have a strong record in improving their efficiency and effectiveness. Indeed, the … Continue reading
Over the past 18 months there has been much discussion about the value of a university degree. Research published last week found that 96% of graduates would study for a degree if they had to make the choice again. The … Continue reading
There has been a great deal of speculation(£) now about what the new Secretary of State for Health, the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, knows and thinks about the NHS and healthcare. One thing is for sure, he must have had … Continue reading