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university funding

  • Would YOU Choose a Uni for its Hotel?
    05th April 2012

    A new survey claims universities across the country are signing up to a series of wacky new investments like hotels in a desperate effort to boost student numbers. But would you pick a uni for its hotel? We’ve got some better ideas…

  • UK University Reputations Slipping
    24th March 2012

    The Times Higher Education university rankings show that UK universities are slipping down the table as their reputation suffers from cuts and tuition fees chaos.

  • Nearly 1/3 of Undergraduate Courses in England Axed
    24th February 2012

    A shocking report published this week reveals the huge number of UK university courses that have been cut in recent years. As tuition fees soar, the breadth of degree options provided by UK universities is becoming increasingly limited.

  • Tuition Fees Early Repayment Fines Abandoned
    17th February 2012

    The government has announced plans to abandon the early loan repayment penalties which had initially formed part of its new tuition fees scheme. We reveal the political horse-trading behind the decision.

  • University Applications Statistics Revealed
    02nd February 2012

    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.

  • University Tuition Fees Commission Created
    30th January 2012

    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.

  • University Applications Remain Sluggish
    07th January 2012

    As the deadline for UCAS university applications approaches, tuition fees have deterred more than 20,000 UK students from applying this year. Some groups are far more severely affected than others, we reveal.

  • Will Tuition Fees Drive UK Students Abroad?
    19th December 2011

    Will soaring tuition fees drive the best and brightest UK pupils abroad for university? Top academis fear that UK universities might lose not only their best pupils but also their most talented researchers to positions abroad.

  • UK Students Turn to Prostitution
    16th December 2011

    Disturbing new claims suggest that increasing numbers of students are turning to prostitution and lap dancing to fund their education, as university tuition fees soar to £9000.

  • Alan Bennett Denounces Tuition Fees
    13th December 2011

    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.