Uni tuition fees could actually, finally be cut to £7,500 a year
But engineering nerds will get extra money from the government, so it’s not all good news
Uni tuition fees could finally be cut to £7,500 a year.
In what feels like the eighteenth time the idea has surfaced, the government will be launching a consultation on the issue next month.
In that time, Philip Augar – the person who came up with the idea for cutting fees – turned his back on it, saying it would be “destabilising” given the pandemic.
Now it’s back, with a consultation due to be launched next month by the Department for Education, the Sunday Times reports.
STEM degrees would receive extra funding from the government under the plans.
Gavin Williamson – education secretary and social sciences grad – slammed “dead-end” courses, and praised those who decided to study sciences.
“The record number of people taking up science and engineering demonstrates that many are already starting to pivot away from dead-end courses that leave young people with nothing but debt,” he said.