New Survey Suggests That UK Students Expect More from Universities

Posted by Richard Ward in

A survey undertaken by student loan lender Future Finance has indicated that the vast majority of UK students expect more from their university, citing rising costs as the main factor.

The results from the survey come just weeks after it was reported that England's graduates are most in debt when compared to any other English speaking country in the world.

The high levels of indebtedness have been attributed to current tuition fees of up to £9,000 a year. Of the survey's respondents, close to half disagreed that studying at a more expensive university is worth the extra fees.

Separately the Government has recently released a White Paper setting out plans to increase the transparency and competition among universities, whilst also allowing institutions to increase fees beyond the current limit. However, this is applicable only if they can demonstrate sufficient teaching standards via a Teaching Excellence Framework.

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