• Pressure Builds For Tuition Fee Redress As Students Awarded Compensation

    The university experience in the past year has been far from what we all imagined. Seminars and lectures have been relegated online, with many having many fewer contact hours than promised. Despite the apparent reduction in teaching, the cost to students remains the same. Nevertheless, there may be reason...
  • MPs Debate On Refunding Students’ Tuition Fees

    Last week, MPs considered the proposals of a raft of student petitions concerning the refunding of tuition fees. Collectively reaching 980,000 signatories, the petitions advocate a range of compensation options, including the partial or full refund of fees for the 2019/20 and/or 2020/21 academic years....
  • Law firm launches lawsuit to help students claim refunds over strikes

    Asserson, an international law firm, have launched a website for students who wish to claim a refund for the teaching time lost due to the UCU strikes. All students affected by the strikes are invited to join the group at https://www.universitycompensation.co.uk/ The class action lawsuit opened by the firm...
  • A Tale of Tuition Fees

    The ongoing joke of students is the lack of money they have. However, the image of a pale, laptop lit, skinny student eating their third pot noodle as they do an essay is not all that funny, really. Not when push comes to shove and the reality is that...
  • Why tuition fees are basically irrelevant

    I recently overheard two teenage girls on the bus talking about the prospect of going to university. They were considering it, but one of them, in particular, was massively put off by the ‘huge amount of debt’ it will put you in. “Even if you go to Australia to...
  • 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...
  • Theresa May announces “desperate” plan to suspend tuition fees

    Theresa May has announced that tuition fees will stay at £9,250 for 2018/19, a change from the previously proposed plan to increase the maximum to £9,500. There was also a proposal announced to increase the repayment thresholds from £21,000 to £25,000 a year, which will be introduced in April...