ARU Students against a rise in tuition fees
The higher education funding review in question could mean that the cap is lifted on tuition fees for University. This will effectively allow Universities to charge whatever they want for tuition, which would in turn lead to poorer students being priced out of University altogether. The thought of graduating with a debt of £37,000 or even higher is enough to put off almost any potential student which may force them to attend a university suited to their bank balance rather than on academic merit. “In the future students face being priced out of education if the HE tuition cap is lifted. Several potential students I have spoken to are now strongly reconsidering going to University solely because of the extortionate debt they would face after graduating. The proposed system would worsen inequality and curb social mobility Lord Mandelson so passionately believes the government’s new HE funding structure will help.” - Matthew East, President of Anglia Ruskin Students' Union. You can help tp stop this, please sign this petition and make you voice heard.