Is abolishing tuition fees a good idea or a bad idea? There’s no easy answer. We run through some of the main arguments for and against.
After rumours of its demise had been widely circulating, today BIS finds itself in an unexpectedly strong position, with a fresh ministerial team made up of high profile and influential MPs within this majority Conservative administration. Jonathan Simons looks at their priorities for HE, science, FE and skills.
We’ve been live blogging the election results, aftermath and formation of the new government since Thursday night. Find the latest updates here, including developments on Tuesday.
As fees take the stage one final time as the General Election campaign draws to a close, Mark Leach argues that it is time to bring the whole issue back to reality and proposes a bold move to ensure that HE fees and finance take their rightful place at the heart of our political and economic debate.
Jim Dickinson on political parties and the promises (and pledges) they make to students.
The latest poll of students shows a steep decline in support for the Green Party, although a healthy number of students say that they plan to vote at next month’s General Election.
In their 2015 General Election manifesto published today, the SNP confirms that they will support the lowering of fees across the UK.
Emily Lupton summarises UKIP’s 2015 election manifesto and what the party plans for higher education including free tuition for STEMM courses and abolishing loans for EU students.