31 May 2019
Bill Rammell, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bedfordshire, has written a piece for the Times Higher Education in reaction to the Augar Review of post-18 education.
He writes on the recommendation to extend the re-payment term from 30 to 40 years, the potential risk to university finances if a reduction in tution fee income is not replaced by government funding and the harmful impact of removing loan access for foundation year study.
"Instead of focussing on regressive policies that reduce university funding and restrict access to higher education," he writes, "it is time for a more positive, bolder vision for the future. This vision must focus on driving excellence in education and supporting those from the most disadvantaged backgrounds."
Read the full article here.
Mr Rammell also discussed the report on the Victoria Derbyshire programme on 30 May. You can view the segment here (from 22:12).