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THE: Alliance contribution aims to reshape fees debate

May 11, 2010

University top-up fees would be rebranded as graduate contributions under proposals published today by a group of 23 universities. The University Alliance – which represents institutions including ...

The Guardian: Why a contribution is fairer than a fee

May 11, 2010

The subject of tuition fees was noticeably absent from debate in the election. Very little was said by the three party leaders, despite the fact that many parliamentary candidates busied themselves...

THE News in Brief: Glasgow Caledonian joins the fold

April 22, 2010

Glasgow Caledonian University has left Million+, which represents newer universities, to join the University Alliance. Pamela Gillies, vice-chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian, said the institution wa...

The Times: ‘Parties accused of dodging protests over tuition fees’

April 20, 2010

A group of universities is calling for some or all of the £5 billion cost of tuition fees and maintenance loans to be funded by the private sector through sales […]

THE: University Alliance’s latest member

April 17, 2010

Glasgow Caledonian University has left Million+, which represents newer universities, to become the first Scottish member of the University Alliance. Pamela Gillies, vice-chancellor of Glasgow Cale...

THE: ‘V-c attacks 'skewed' 1994 Group data’

February 18, 2010

The 1994 Group of smaller research-intensive universities presented “skewed” data and “poor research” when making the case for greater concentration of PhD student funding, ...

The Independent: ‘Battle for doctoral funds: Should government cash for PhDs be restricted to the best universities?’

February 11, 2010

In the university world, differences of opinion are nothing new. But the outcome of this one might just change the character of higher education itself. Universities are at odds over […]

THE: ‘How high? 'Reasonable number' would accept fees hike’

February 11, 2010

More than half of students would be willing to pay university fees of £5,000 and one in five would be prepared to go as high as £10,000, a survey of […]

The Independent: ‘Universities in the ambitious pursuit of excellence’

January 14, 2010

As universities assess the impact of the Government’s funding cuts, there is better news from at least one part of the sector which is involved in a campaign to increase […]

THE: ‘Stop state cash for PhDs outside elite institutions, says 1994 Group’

January 7, 2010

Publicly funded PhDs should become the preserve of the research elite, with doctoral students supported by the state only if they work in departments of a certain standard. The 1994 […]