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Two year degrees won’t completely solve the whole British higher education system

It is easy for political debates other than Brexit to get buried in mainstream media at the moment. Important to note, however, is the news that the House of Lords approved a change to legislation in order to allow UK university students to take accelerated two-year degrees this week. An immediately obvious benefit would be […]

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Varying fees across subjects is not the way to fix higher education

The average UK graduate student will leave university buried under the weight of £50,800 in student debt. This tremendously high figure is unfortunately made even more daunting by its relentless tendency to increase each year, as students move closer to facing the cost of their university education. In March 2018, the value of outstanding tuition […]

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“We have a world, a future, to win!” Students across the UK march for lower fees and better rights

A national demonstration organised by the NUS and UCU took place in London on Saturday, 19 November.

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Rising tuition fees must be tackled

I am lucky enough to be one of a select group that don’t pay fees to attend this university. The Scottish government has kindly given me a free ride. So every time I find myself complaining of overcrowded tutorials, unhelpful lecturers or a general lack of communication, I remind myself that I’m not actually losing […]

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Think tank report criticises English student loan system

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has criticised the funding system of English universities for “representing the worst of both worlds.” The report, released on Tuesday, came just before the largest a student demonstration in London since 2010, which occupied Parliament Square and demanded UK-wide free higher education. The report accused the coalition government of putting […]

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Edinburgh students protest in London for free education

Over 8,000 students from all over the UK assembled in London last week for a demonstration in support of free education and opposing cuts to education funding. The march was organised by the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts (NCAFC) and the Student Assembly Against Austerity. A number of Edinburgh students were joined by students […]