As a result, universities are often asked to explain how they are using the income from variable fees.
Drawing on examples from universities across England, this report illustrates the way in which universities are changing in response to this shift. Case studies illustrate how universities are investing in financial aid, improving teaching, creating new facilities to support students as they learn, and investing heavily in measures to help graduates secure good jobs. The examples provide a snapshot of the way tuition fees are starting to change universities. Following cuts in direct public funding, this income is essential to ensure students get a truly world-class higher education.