Times Higher – Among the elite, AAB attainment is not all it's cracked up to be

‘Surprising’ Hefce data may leave some research intensives’ ‘cores’ exposed. Simon Baker reports – read full article here.


Libby Hackett, director of the University Alliance, said problems will start to arise from running the AAB and price-margin systems “side by side” if the government rolls it forward over a number of years.

“You quickly reach an unsustainable position where you can’t operate in that market between £7,500 and £9,000,” she said.

Ms Hackett added that choice for the students taking up the 20,000 marginal places was being “severely constrained” to a small number of institutions and new providers charging £7,500 or less.


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