09 Jun 2016
MillionPlus, the Association of Modern Universities, has today (9 June) commented on the 2016 Student Academic Experience Survey published by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI).
Pam Tatlow, Chief Executive of MillionPlus, said:
“This survey provides an interesting pen picture of student concerns but it is striking that the overwhelming majority (86%) of students do not want tuition fees in England to increase.
“However, since 2012 universities have seen significant cuts in government grants for teaching, the student opportunity allocation and capital projects. Universities support the promotion of high quality teaching but also opposed the link between a Teaching Excellence Framework and fees. The only way in which the concerns of students about further fee rises can be met is for the Treasury to provide more funding for universities.”
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