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UUK response to recommendations on major review of university funding

UUK response to Treasury Committee recommendations on government's major review of university funding

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Universities UK responded today to the Treasury Committee recommendations on government's major review of university funding and student financing in England.​


Alistair Jarvis, Chief Executive of Universities UK, said:

“The system in England needs to be better understood and to feel fairer to students.   More should be done to address students’ concerns about living costs so that no one is deterred from benefiting from a university education.  New investment to re-introduce maintenance grants for the poorest students would be a positive step.  Our universities offer a world-renowned quality of education and develop the skilled graduates our economy and society needs.  This can only be maintained with stable and sustainable funding, which the current system provides.  The government’s review is an opportunity to examine the evidence and to make improvements.”

Notes

1. As higher education is devolved, this review is England only. In Wales, the Welsh Government has recently announced a new student finance package for students from 2018/19, following the Diamond review of university funding and student financing in Wales (2016).​







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