A recent BBC article has published within that ”Universities in England will be able to increase tuition fees above £9,000 from autumn 2017, if they have high-quality teaching, in plans announced by Universities Minister Jo Johnson.”
”The proposals will also supposedly make it easier for new universities to open.”
”The plans aim to encourage more competition and better consumer value for students.”
”Labour’s Gordon Marsden warned of “inadequate” controls over a “rapid expansion” in new universities.”
”The proposals, published in a White Paper called Success as a Knowledge Economy, aim to encourage a wider range of new higher education institutions, by speeding up the process allowing them to award their own degrees.”
”This could include allowing more private institutions to be given university status.”
”There are also measures to improve the experience of students, by encouraging better teaching and linking this to increases in tuition fees above the current limit.”
What’s your view of this new University Fee’s proposal?
ThePoliticsView raises these insightful questions…
Will it potentially lead onto a more elitist society within higher universities with ‘better teaching skills and education’ for those who can afford it? Will it be harder for aspiring students to go to a ‘better’ University? Is it ok for student’s to leave with higher debts, just to be able to say they learned at a more ‘prestigious’ University? How much more will it cost potentially? and how will they asses teaching quality?
Please voice your views on the proposed plans to increase university fee’s below