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By Judith Burns BBC News Full article here – http://www.bbc.com/news/education-41322198 Extracts below: The Young Women’s Trust says a quarter of young people in England and Wales have to borrow to make ends meet and are facing a “debt epidemic”. Ministers say their reforms are improving young people’s incomes. But the charity’s survey of more than...
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Full article here – https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/sep/12/university-students-set-own-fees-cooperative-college The Co-operative College is looking into creating a university where students could help set fees and academics’ pay. What if students helped decide how much they should pay? What if they were involved in determining academic salaries too? This happens at Mondragon University, a non-profit co-operative in northern Spain, and...
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Full article here – https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/sep/23/what-next-for-englands-troubled-universities-tuition-fees-vice-chancellors-pay Over the last 30 years, our universities have engaged in a radical experiment in growth. In 1990 there were 46 universities in the UK educating about 350,000 students. Now there are at least 130, accommodating more than two million. Each era has generated a different answer to the old question...
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Full article here – http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-41240063 Students are taking out payday loans to live in luxury flats in a bid to avoid poor standard accommodation, it has been claimed. The National Union of Students (NUS) said many were struggling to pay high rents in a bid not to live in substandard house shares. A spokesman for...
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Jeremy Corbyn’s party manages to secure vote on proposal to increase cap on annual fees to £9,250 Full article here – https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/sep/12/labour-to-force-vote-on-plan-to-increase-tuition-fees Labour is to force a parliamentary vote to scrap the government’s latest rise in university tuition fees on Wednesday in what it believes is a binding motion. Under the government’s plan, the annual...
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Inventor was speaking at opening of his technology institute, where his firm will pay students £15,000 a year and their fees Full article here – https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/sep/13/james-dyson-tuition-fees-students-loan-debt Extracts: Sir James Dyson has said tuition fees and student loans are saddling young people with huge debts at the “worst time” in their careers, holding them back from...
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Details to be announced in Autumn Budget – Full article here – http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/government-reduce-tuition-fees-7500-autumn-budget-philip-hammond-a7951081.html Extracts here: Cuts to tuition fees that would save students at least £5,000 over a three-year course are being considered by the Chancellor, it has been reported. Philip Hammond is looking at capping annual charges at £7,500 instead of the current level...
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Bright Blue says measure being considered in Downing St to woo younger voters would only benefit better off graduates The full article can be found here – https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/sep/10/cutting-student-loans-interest-rate-would-only-benefit-better-off-says-tory-thinktank Extracts – A prominent Conservative thinktank is warning Philip Hammond against giving high-paid graduates a handout by cutting the interest rates on student loans in a bid...
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Why should working-class students end up with more debt than others? https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/sep/07/maintenance-debt-weighs-constantly-on-my-mind-as-a-poorer-student This recent article in the Guardian suggests: “……Until recently, students from homes with an annual income of less than £25,000 were given maintenance grants of £3,387 to help fund their living costs while at university. Students from households above this threshold were also...
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By Hannah Richardson BBC News education reporter – http://www.bbc.com/news/education-41201769 Extracts from the above article: Shadow Universities Minister Gordon Marsden wrote, “this worrying situation has been compounded by an ongoing stream of accounts over the past few months in the media, and based on numerous individual stories appearing, of the inadequacies of the Student Loans Company...
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