We need to underpin a higher education sector that can drive the UK’s competitiveness in a global knowledge economy and can anticipate a new labour market shaped by rapid changes in technology, globalisation and increased economic uncertainty. This needs to be about more than just supporting school-leavers entering higher education as the current system does. It needs to be about developing and growing global talent – supporting creativity, innovation, knowledge creation and application alongside global citizenship in all of our graduates.
HELP UK offers clear thinking and simple steps to enabling universal access to student loans for the first time, bringing down the massive cost of the current loans system and re-balancing the contribution between government and the individual to higher education. HELP UK has been developed with extensive economic modelling, student and parent surveys and workshops across Alliance universities, and comparisons of funding systems across the globe.