The government and Lords will once again have to sit around the negotiating table in order to find a way forward on the Higher Education and Research Bill.
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.
Emily Lupton looks over the Liberal Democrat’s 2015 election manifesto and what the party plans for higher education.
In their 2015 election manifesto the Green Party attacks the current state of UK higher education and lists ways to address the issues. These include scrapping fees and SLC student debts.
As Labour release their 2015 election manifesto, Emily Lupton looks at the party’s plans for higher education.
A new British Social Attitudes Survey has looked in detail about the UK public’s attitude towards higher education and fees. Emily Lupton takes a look at the key results.
Mark Leach takes a quick look at the measures relating to HE and science announced in the 2015 Budget announced by Chancellor George Osborne.
Labour have announced their long-anticipated policy to reduce fees from £9,000 to £6,000. Ed Miliband also announced that Labour would raise maintenance grants by £400. Emily Lupton goes through everything we know about the ‘fully funded’ plan. This piece will be updated as information becomes available.
In this afternoon’s Autumn Statement, the Chancellor announced that the Government would introduce loans for all young people that want to access postgraduate study, of up to £10,000 across all disciplines. There have been growing calls over the last few years for the introduction of such a scheme from think tanks and sector organisations including IPPR, NUS, CentreForum and others.
A new study from HEPI explores students electoral power, their voting patterns and the effect that they may have on the 2015 election.
Something is afoot in The House of Lords and after a drought of primary legislation about HE in this Parliament, we could be on the verge of a fascinating change that has been gestating since the 2011 White Paper, thanks to the politics around the Consumer Rights Bill. Mark Leach takes a quick look at the implications of the Labour Amendment currently heading towards Report Stage, that would alter the 2004 Act on institutions and the OIA.
Last night at a fringe meeting hosted by ResPublica at Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, Universities and Science Minister Greg Clark MP made it clear that his passion is somewhere else.