The Universities UK report, Where student fees go, is published to coincide with UUK’s annual conference, being held at the University of Leicester on 10-12 September.
Universities are changing
Drawing on examples from universities across England, it illustrates the way in which universities are changing in response to a rapid shift in the way they are funded, with public funding for teaching being replaced by income from fees, backed by income-contingent loans. Case studies illustrate how universities are investing in financial aid, improving teaching, creating new facilities to support students as they learn, and investing heavily in measures to help graduates secure good jobs.
The examples given in this report provide a snapshot of the way tuition fees are starting to change universities. Following cuts in direct public funding, this income is essential to ensure students get a truly world-class higher education.