Mandelson hints tuition fees could rise

UK“The government today gave its strongest indication yet that it wants university tuition fees in England to increase. The business secretary Lord Mandelson told university leaders he would not pre-empt a review this autumn into whether fees, capped at £3,225 a year for students starting in October, should rise. But Mandelson, whose department is in charge of universities, told vice-chancellors that excellence in higher education was ‘not cheap’ and the country ‘had to face up to the challenge of paying for excellence’ …” (more)

[Jessica Shepherd, Guardian, 27 July]

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