Tuition

Labour will scrap tuition fees and address growing student debt, vows John McDonnell

John McDonnell has renewed the Labour Party's promise to scrap tuition fees and cancel existing student debt in a speech to the Labour Party …

John McDonnell

Vice-chancellors may be winning big from tuition fees – but academics aren't

The vice-chancellor pay scandal is concealing the real problem within universities: talented young researchers are leaving because of low salaries<p>A scandal has rocked Britain’s academic establishments and exploded across the media this summer. The government is now involved too, with MPs describing …

Higher Education

Watch college student demand Lib Dem leader apologise for hiking tuition fees on BBC Question Time

A college student has taken the Lib Dem leader to task for hiking tuition fees during a clash on the BBC's Question Time.<p>The young voter repeatedly …

Nick Clegg

Jess Phillips Nails Vince Cable On Tuition Fees And Bedroom Tax On BBC Question Time

'There is certainly no way I’m going to forget university tuition fees.'<p>Jess Phillips pulled no punches on Thursday night’s Question Time when she …

Liberal Democrats

What can the Government do about the cost of university?

<b>:: Cut fees too</b><p>After the election, there were private discussions in government about dramatically slashing or even abolishing fees to respond to …

UK News

Labour Party in New Zealand joins global push on the left against tuition

On Aug. 1, New Zealand Labour Party leader Andrew Little resigned after his party hit a catastrophic low of 24 percent support in an opinion poll …

Jacinda Ardern

This quiz on the true cost of university is harder than a Monday 9am lecture

Tuition fees, rent, travel and food bills all vary wildly, meaning a degree from Oxford Brooks will put you back £18,000 more than one from …

UK News

Scottish universities under 'financial stress' with calls for more investment

Universities Scotland, which represents the top educational institutions north of the border, has called on the Scottish Government to balance its …

UK News

Vince Cable will need something snappier than a graduate tax to escape tuition fees

Perhaps he's placing his hopes in the “Anti Brexit People’s Liberation Front.”<p>“We took power, and we got crushed,” Tim Farron said in what would turn …

Brexit

All graduates should pay tax regardless of when they went to University, report says

Graduates aged in their 40s and above who benefited from a free university education should pay a retrospective tax to help fund the current generation of students, a new report has suggested.<p>Researchers at the UCL Institute of Education have set out proposals for a new "all-age graduate tax" that …

College & University

Five things that could happen next with tuition fees

<b>Tuition fees in England are under intense scrutiny - with a huge amount of confusion about what is going to happen next.</b><p>They're meant to be increased even further - but there is a feeding frenzy of briefings suggesting that they are more likely to be reduced.<p>It's a case of the politics of a …

College & University

Tuition fees could be 'slashed to £7,500' a year under Government plans, report says

Cuts to tuition fees that would save students at least £5,000 over a three year course are being considered by the Chancellor, it has been …

Education

Boris’ bombshell — The unwelcome tweeter — Corbyn potshots

Presented by<p><i>Sunday Crunch is compiled today by Annabelle Dickson and Paul Dallison.</i><p><b>5 THINGS TO KNOW</b><p><b>— Boris Johnson, the backseat driver.</b> The foreign …

Brexit

Chancellor Philip Hammond set to slash university tuition fees by £5,000

Philip Hammond

It will take more than tinkering with interest rates to turn young voters away from Jeremy Corbyn

The Conservative obsession with the 18-24s is leading them to neglect their problem with 24-55 year olds.<p>A spectre is haunting the modern …

Jeremy Corbyn

The vote against tuition fees is more than symbolic - our democracy is at stake

The Tories tried to bypass parliament for the latest fees hike.<p>I thought I had seen it all from this government. But this week in the House of …

Brexit

Tories suffer second defeat in one day due to DUP backing Labour over tuition fees

An opposition motion to stop the government raising tuition fees has been passed by the House of Commons, exposing the fragile nature of the …

Brexit

Labour's plan to halt tuition rise passes unopposed

<b>A Labour motion calling on the government to reverse a planned increase in university tuition fees in England has been approved without a vote in the Commons.</b><p>There was no vote because the Conservatives didn't oppose the motion.<p>The government says it is not bound by the result, but shadow education …

Brexit

Labour considers legal challenge over tuition fees increase

Shadow education secretary says Conservatives are ‘ruling by decree’ after refusal to allow parliamentary vote<p>Labour is examining its legal options to challenge the government’s decision to raise the student tuition fees cap, after ministers refused to allow a parliamentary vote.<p>The Conservatives …

Brexit

The DUP’s voting alliance with Labour was meant to scare Theresa May

Do not build a house out of straw; especially if a wolf is likely to come-a-knocking. Now, I hate to disparage any adult’s understanding of childhood …

Brexit

Rising tuition fees could price out college students, report warns

Rising degree tuition fees in colleges could have a “negative impact” on disadvantaged students’ ability to study, a new report has warned.<p>In …

Education

Forget about tuition fees; the Tories should be explaining to young voters why national debt matters

As part of an effort to win over younger voters, the government is reportedly considering changes to tuition fees such as cutting interests rates and cracking down on which universities can charge the highest fees. Certainly, at 6.1 per cent, rates for this year are eye-wateringly high – and apply …

College & University

Angela Rayner's tuition fees victory reminds us the DUP has its own agenda

The DUP voted against the government for the first time since their £1bn deal.<p>The pound buys less and less these days, including in the House of …

Brexit

PMQs: Theresa May cracks up laughing about Tory plans to raise tuition fees to almost £10k

Today’s Prime Minister’s Questions saw Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn attack Theresa May over the Tories’ plans to raise tuition fees once again, this …

Referendums

Theresa May faces embarrassing defeat on tuition fees as DUP set to vote with Labour

The DUP are set to vote with the Labour Party on tuition fees and NHS pay this afternoon, in a major blow to Theresa May’s flagging government.<p>Mrs …

Brexit

Philip Hammond hints at shaming universities into dropping fees for second-rate courses

Philip Hammond has said it is time for the Government to look again at tuition fees as Labour tries to thwart proposed increases with a Commons vote on Wednesday.<p>The Chancellor suggested some university courses should be cheaper as there was a “significant difference” between the job prospects of …

Education

The DUP opposing the government is a blow to Theresa May’s reputation

The Tories’ parliamentary allies will vote with Labour on NHS pay and tuition fees.<p>The pitfalls of the Tories’ confidence-and-supply agreement with …

Brexit

PMQs verdict: two figures throwing statistics at each other

Drab exchange was probable draw. Both Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May must do better to make this weekly battle meaningful<p>Key points<p>Under Jeremy Corbyn PMQs rarely strays far from contrasting party positions on public spending, with this week’s exchange ranging across disability benefits, public …

Brexit

DUP to vote against government on NHS and tuition fees

The DUP is planning to vote against the government on issues related to NHS pay and tuition fees, it is understood.<p>The Guardian reports that the …

News (Ireland)

Tuition fees row: education expert warns over graduate earnings

Graduates do not get as good a return on their investment in English system as in other OECD countries, says Andreas Schleicher<p>A leading global education expert has intervened in the row over student tuition fees in England, warning about value for money as earnings for graduates become more …

Higher Education