05 Feb 2019
The media speculation in November 2018 regarding the outcomes of the Review of Post-18 Education and Funding focused on a reduction in the tuition fee that could be charged for certain subjects. The press reports on the leaks were not entirely clear, but the lowering of fee caps to £6,500 or £7,500 per year were a feature.
A lower fee means less investment for universities. This will damage the quality of the experience that students receive. It may even affect the financial sustainability of some universities that play a crucial role in their localities and regions.