Students at the Heart of the System
TUC response to the Higher Education White Paper
In brief the central message of the TUC's response to the HE White Paper is that the decision to allow tuition fees to be increased significantly, allied with a range of other government announcements (e.g. significant funding cuts), will seriously damage the HE sector and in particular risk making university a no-go area for a large swathe of society. New measures announced in the White Paper designed to boost a market-led approach will simply exacerbate matters and lead to a more polarised HE system where widening participation is further undermined.
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Issued: 13 October, 2011