These are the universities where ‘poor quality courses’ could be scrapped
If a quarter of students on a given course don’t graduate, funding will be slashed and the course may have to discontinue
Following government plans to clamp down on “poor quality courses,” 26 universities could see certain programmes of study axed from their prospectuses.
Last week, the Office for Students announced the minimum standards all undergraduate degrees need to meet to continue operating.
80 per cent of students must progress into their second year of study and 75 per cent of students must graduate. A further 60 per cent of students must progress onto “professional employment or further study” after the conclusion of their degree.
The unis that don’t meet these thresholds could be fined, which in all likelihood could result in the affected courses no longer being able to operate.
According to the criteria, the University of Wolverhampton has the most courses that are seen as low value according to the new benchmarks.
Data provided by think-tank Onward reveals the full list of universities where courses aren’t currently meeting the minimum standards and are therefore under threat:
Anglia Ruskin University
Buckinghamshire New University
Canterbury Christ Church University
Edge Hill University
Liverpool Home University
London Metropolitan University
London South Bank University
Nelson College London
The University of Bolton
The University of West London
The University of Westminster
University College Birmingham
University of Bedfordshire
University of Brighton
University of Central Lancashire
University of Chester
University of East London
The University of Salford
University of St Mark & St John
University of Sunderland
University of Wolverhampton