Former Conservative Chief of Staff Describes Tuition Fees As a Ponzi Scheme

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Theresa May's former chief of staff has described the current university fee system as a "unsustainable Ponzi scheme", which is in need of radical reform.


Government Confirms It Will Hike Interest Rates on Student Loans

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The government has reinforced its stance on charging interest rates on student loans in England of 6.1% from autumn this year.


Research Suggests Poorer Students Less Likely to Attend University

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New research by charity Teach First has uncovered that young people in the wealthiest areas of England are 18 times more likely to go to university than those in the poorest.


Empiric Continues Acquisition Trail

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Empiric Student Property has announced the acquisition of the freehold of the former St Mary's Hospital in Bristol for £8.08 million.


Empiric Announces Student Accommodation Acquisition in Liverpool

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Empiric Student Property has announced the acquisition of the Hahnemann Building in Liverpool for £10.8 million, with the deal expected to complete in October 2017.


Unite Could Face a £3.5m Cladding Bill

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Unite could be facing a bill of up to £3.5 million to replace cladding on some of its buildings following the Grenfell Tower tragedy.


University Pension Fund Deficit Balloons to £17.5bn

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The UK's university sector is facing a pension scheme deficit of £17.5bn, making it the largest on record at any British retirement fund.


Unite Group Publishes Its Half Year Results

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Unite Group has released its half year results for the six months ending 30 June 2017, with the company reporting reservation levels of 91% for the 2017-18 academic year.


Jeremy Corbyn Backtracks Over Plans to Wipe Student Debt

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Jeremey Corbyn has insisted Labour did not promise to wipe graduates' student debt during the general election campaign, after he was accused of misleading students by a Conservative MP.


Centurion to Expand into the United States

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Centurion Corp, which develops and runs student accommodation, has revealed plans to expand into the United States.