Elite universities plan to cut UK student numbers amid funding drop

UK“Britain’s leading universities are planning to cut the numbers of undergraduate places they offer to the country’s students by thousands in favour of higher-paying foreign students if the Government presses ahead with an expected 25 per cent funding drop. Prof Michael Arthur, the new head of the Russell Group of 20 research-intensive universities and vice-chancellor of Leeds University, said that given a choice between cutting student places or taking a decision that could affect the quality of an institution, he would favour a fall in numbers …” (more)

[Aislinn Laing, Telegraph, 20 September]

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