Do universities really need to increase fees?

UK“Are universities desperate to raise fees to boost their depleted coffers? The lack of outright campaigning on the issue is perhaps more telling than today’s suggestion that several top universities face deficits of £7,000 per student and now want to charge higher fees. Most universities are as resolutely silent on the issue as politicians, who refuse to discuss fees at least until after next year’s election – and even then it would be a surprise to have a quick announcement on raising fees …” (more)

[Anthea Lipsett, Guardian, 29 April]

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