Press release

MillionPlus comments on the 2016 Student Academic Experience Survey

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.”


Notes to editors

  1. MillionPlus is the Association of Modern Universities. More information can be found at
  2. For further information or to arrange an interview, please contact Dan Blows on 020 7717 1658 or email
  3. The HEPI-HEA Student Academic Experience Survey has been running since 2006 and shows how full-time undergraduates rate their time in higher education and their attitudes towards policy issues that impact upon them.  The Survey has been designed and developed in partnership between HEPI and the HEA and the fieldwork is undertaken independently by YouthSight.
  4. The report will be released on Thursday, 9 June 2016 and will be available at or