A report reveals that complaints against universities in England and Wales increased by 20% in 2011. Will they continue to rise once £9000 tuition fees are introduced in 2012?
A stark report from the Higher Education Policy Institute has shown that since tuition fees trebled to over £3000 in 2006, students have not benefitted from increased contact hours or decreased class sizes, prompting fears that the new £9000 fees in 2012 will be similarly unrewarding for university students.
Yet another global ranking of higher education has seen UK universities plummet compared to their international competitors since severe government cuts to education. This one, by Universitas 21, warns that government funding is a vital aspect of international reputation.
Before the dust has settled on the enormous upheaval to tuition fees and university policy, the government is already making moves to shake up higher education and university admissions in 2013. Many fear this is too much change, too soon.