Government lines up money for six new university towns, but 17 areas lose out

UK“Delight as Somerset, Crawley, Milton Keynes, Swindon, Thurrock and the Wirral are chosen to receive funding for campuses. Milton Keynes, Swindon and Crawley are among six areas chosen by funding chiefs to receive money to improve regional higher education provision. The Government’s University Challenge scheme, unveiled last year, aims to create university towns in parts of the country where provision is lacking. Regions were invited to bid for cash from the Higher Education Funding Council for England …” (more)

[Hannah Fearn, Times Higher Education, 7 October]

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