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Critics have voiced concerns that the quality of teaching will suffer if teaching staff are cut while student numbers rise.
University teaching cuts signal tough times ahead

By Liz Stephens Funding for university teachers in England will be cut by £65 million next year, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills announced today. Revised grant allocations from the funding council (Hefce) will mean job cuts across the industry. The biggest cuts will be to those institutions with the most students: £2.5 million… Read more »

The report was chaired by former cabinet minister Alan Milburn
Universities need to be more meritocratic

By Liz Stephens Universities may offer no-fee degrees for students who stay at home, a controversial all-party report is expected to say. The report, called Unleashing Aspiration, is due to be published on Tuesday. It was chaired by former cabinet minister Alan Milburn and commissioned by Gordon Brown. The report, which has grown into a… Read more »