One key change to universities under the Morrison government was the Job-ready Graduates program. Starting in 2021, this significantly increased student fees for humanities degrees, slashed them for nursing and teaching, and moved many other courses up and down. University enrolment figures suggest it has not achieved its goal: to steer students into certain fields of study and away from […] … learn more→
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University fees are poised to change – a new system needs to consider how much courses cost and what graduates can earn
Feminism could offer a new way to solve the Sth African #FeesMustFall crisis
There has been a breakdown of trust in South Africa’s higher education sector. Student protesters and, at some universities, university employees including cleaners and gardeners, organised themselves under the banner of #FeesMustFall in 2015 and have continued this movement into 2016. Some universities have responded by employing private security companies. Vice chancellors have defended this […] … learn more→
What happens to student applications when university fees go up?
The coalition government’s increase of university tuition fees in England in 2012 has led to lively debates on how the cost of higher education affects university applications, particularly for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Labour has brought this issue back to the centre of their election campaign, by pledging that if it is elected, tuition fees […] … learn more→
Will the UK follow Australia in ratcheting up student fees?
Australia’s decision to uncap university fees, announced in the budget last week, will for the first time expose Australian universities to unfettered market forces. It’s a decision that takes Australia’s higher education system into uncharted territory and precisely how it’s going to play out is difficult to predict. What we do know is that Australia […] … learn more→
The UK split over tuition fees is bad news for students
The different countries of the UK have very different ideas about a lot of things, and university fees are no exception. With the introduction of £9,000 tuition fees in England, Wales and Scotland both moved quickly to protect their own nationals but in a UK that is divided on how to charge for a degree, […] … learn more→