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Fees have not freed universities from state control

Fees have not freed universities from state control | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Increased regulation and changes to funding are on the cards, but, writes Peter Scott, state intervention should instead drive the recreation of the 'public' university. (...) - by Peter Scott, The Guardian, 3 June 2014

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UK: Student fees policy likely to cost more than the system it replaced

UK: Student fees policy likely to cost more than the system it replaced | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

The proportion of unpaid loans is approaching a critical level as write-offs are on track to pass the gains from tripling of fees.

The proportion of graduates failing to pay back student loans is increasing at such a rate that the Treasury is approaching the point at which it will get zero financial reward from the government's policy of tripling tuition fees to £9,000 a year. (...) - by Shiv Malik, The Guardian, 21 March, 2014

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Higher fees led to 17% drop in UK undergraduates

Higher fees led to 17% drop in UK undergraduates | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

There was a 17% fall in the number of first year undergraduates at UK universities in the first year of higher tuition fees, new figures show.

 

In 2012-13 UK universities were allowed to treble their yearly fees to £9,000.

The government acknowledged the fall but stressed that demand for full time higher education has already "returned to record levels". (...) - by Patrick Howse, BBC news, 16 January 2014

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Les Anglais renoncent aux études jugées trop chères

Les Anglais renoncent aux études jugées trop chères | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
Depuis que les frais de scolarité ont triplé, le nombre d’inscrits à l’université a chuté de 15 % en Angleterre.

A la rentrée, les inscriptions ont chuté dans les universités anglaises. Presque 15.000 candidats en moins. Visiblement échaudés par le triplement des frais de scolarité, entré en vigueur cette année. (...) - Le Figaro

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Many students paying higher tuition fees consider courses poor value

Many students paying higher tuition fees consider courses poor value | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

A third of first- and second-year students in England, paying up to £9,000 fees, consider their course poor or very poor value for money, according to findings from a student experience survey.

 

A third of first-year and second-year students in England, who pay up to £9,000 in tuition fees consider their course to be poor or very poor value for money, according to the latest findings from a student experience survey.

The findings from the Higher Education Policy Institute Student Academic Experience Survey show that poor value for money was felt most by students in England, who have experienced a dramatic rise in fees to £9,000 per year. (...) - by Caitlin Robinson, The Guardian, 22 May 2014

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UK: Are university degrees an expensive mistake?

UK: Are university degrees an expensive mistake? | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Katie Morley: The money spent on repaying student loans could produce a pension pot or house deposit, rather than enriching the Treasury. (...) - The Guardian, by Katie Morley, 4 March 2014

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Dossier SLU - Prêts étudiants : Vous ne pourrez pas dire qu'on ne vous avait pas prévenus ! (in english, mais pas seulement)

Dossier SLU - Prêts étudiants : Vous ne pourrez pas dire qu'on ne vous avait pas prévenus ! (in english, mais pas seulement) | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Pour tous ceux qui pensent qu’on peut augmenter les frais d’inscription en créant des emprunts étudiants "à la française"… et qui vont le dire bien fort lors des Assises fin novembre… - Sauvons L'Université! 5/11/2012

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UK: Tuition fees increase led to 15,000 fewer applicants

UK: Tuition fees increase led to 15,000 fewer applicants | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Coalition's controversial education reforms have led to a 'clear drop' in students applying for university places... The Guardian

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