Archive for tuition fees
Buried by the news of a mother giving birth, the latest data from UCAS about applications in the UK for full time undergraduate higher education shows a remarkable sequence of good news.
The latest edition of my monthly email newsletter about the Liberal Democrats included this story on tuition fees. You can sign up here to get future editions of the newsletter. Ah, tuition fees. That turned out so well, didn’t it? (Although the latest university data is well worth a look as is thedecline in the gap between […]
May I introduce you to my latest graph? It’s based on the new data just published about university applications in England and compares the application rate for university places from the most deprived parts of the country with those from the least deprived. As you might expect, the least deprived areas see a higher university [...]
From the latest YouGov poll: Increase income tax in order to get rid of tuition fees for university students? Overall: Support: 27% Oppose: 58% Amongst Liberal Democrats voters in 2010: Support: 35% Oppose: 53% Amongst 18-24 yeard olds: Support: 34% Oppose: 48%
Want to make sure your comments are grounded in solid evidence when talking about the impact of tuition fees on students numbers and the like in England? Prefer evidence that stands up to a little basic scrutiny over that which falls apart the moment you apply a critical rather than a closed partisan mind to [...]
When I blogged this morning about the Higher Education Policy Institute’s report into tuition fees, and its claim that the government’s tuition fees policy was in danger of costing more money rather than saving it, I included the caveat that: Predictions attempting this sort of level of accuracy decades into the future are prone to significant […]
Today’s Independent reports: A £1bn-a-year “black hole” in university funding means the Government’s new £9,000 fees regime is in danger of costing taxpayers more than the old system. A report by the Higher Education Policy Institute (Hepi), a highly respected think-tank, says the Government has “seriously understated” the cost of its higher education reforms… There […]
The Institute For Fiscal Studies (IFS) has been running its calculators and slide-rulers over the new system, and here are some of the key points that it has concluded: “The new system eventually saves the taxpayer around £760 million per year, driven by a dramatic cut in direct public funding to universities.” “But for universities, [...]
24 minutes and 1 second of the financial advisor and consumer champion Martin Lewis talking about the tuition fees system, how it works and what people get wrong about it: * Mark Pack has written 101 Ways To Win An Election and produces a monthly news...
Nick Clegg right to say sorry for making his broken pledge not to raise university fees: 72% Nick Clegg wrong to say sorry for making his broken pledge not to raise university fees: 16% How has your opinion of him changed as a result of this apology? (Net improved minus worsened scores) Overall +0.5% Current Lib Dem voters +40% […]