• Stop focusing on tuition fees, start focusing on the real university issues

    On the one hand, Theresa May should be congratulated. Admitting that tripling the tuition fee cap to £9,000 in 2012 was a mistake is admirable. Expecting an increase in fees to create competition, rather than all universities just charging as much as possible without any change in where best...
  • Maintenance grants could be cut

    Maintenance grants for students from low income families could be cut to provide savings for the Department for Business. Plans to phase out the grants were first drawn up in 2013, but Nick Clegg, ex-Deputy Prime Minister, blocked the proposal. Now it is understood that ministers are reconsidering the idea...
  • Why Labour’s promised fee cut is not as good for students as it sounds

    Labour’s university fees cut pledge has certainly had the desired effect in grabbing the headlines. Clearly, they hope it will also grab the student vote. Lowering fees to £6,000 per year, they say, would reduce average graduate debt by nearly £9,000. This is no bad thing, nor is a...