Shocking figures released in a Freedom of Information request have shown that admissions at several prestigious Scottish universities are extremely biased towards wealthier students.
The controversial New College of the Humanities has hit the headlines once again, as academics claim its 22% state school intake represents the lowest number of state school pupils taken by any university. With £18,000 per year tuition fees, it’s not hard to see why the college is facing claims of academic elitism…
For the first time a university-level course has been made available free of charge to students all over the world in a completely digital format. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has launched its exciting and innovative MITx online learning initiative.
A group of Conservative MPs has voted to prevent Les Ebdon, chair of the Million+ university think tank and tuition fees critic, from becoming director of the Office for Fair Access to Education. The implications for higher education policy are extremely disturbing.
Figures released by UCAS show the full extent of the impact of raised tuition fees on this year’s crop of university applications. We take a closer look at the numbers.
A new tuition fees commission has been set up to investigate the effects of the new higher education funding scheme, paying particular attention to the impact on students from poorer backgrounds. Will Hutton will lead the commission.
Great British playwright Alan Bennett has lamented the certain impact raised tuition fees will have on talented students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Bennett denounced the coalition government’s tuition fees scheme, saying that it will prevent talented writers like himself from working-class backgrounds from managing to reach university.