Government urged to listen to young people and think again on university fees

UK“UCU will today urge the government to deliver on its own promises to reconnect with the public over the issue of university funding. The union’s general secretary, Sally Hunt, will offer her backing to a UK Youth Parliament’s campaign for a fairer system of university funding. Speaking at a debate organised by the UK Youth Parliament in the House of Commons, UCU general secretary Sally Hunt, will say: ‘The government has spoken at length about reconnecting with the public and we believe that fees is one area where it can do just that and reassure traditional supporters it still has the best interests of ordinary people at its heart. The government should be seeking ways to open up university education, not price people out of potentially life changing opportunities …’” (more)

[UCU, 1 April]

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