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Tag Archives: universities

Universities ‘face financial challenges ahead’

UK universities face years of financial challenge following changes to funding, to the recruitment of overseas students and higher fees, a report warns. Government changes to higher education could impact on the UK’s skilled workforce and economic growth, warns the group Universities UK (UUK). UUK says a volatile economic climate...
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Ministers to woo Latin American students

Two British ministers are mounting a charm offensive in Latin America to try to attract potential students to come to universities in the UK. Business Secretary Vince Cable and universities minister David Willetts travel to the emerging economies of Brazil, Mexico and Colombia on Monday. UK universities have seen big...
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Universities warn on overseas students income loss

University heads are warning that the tightening of student visa rules risks undermining the drive to raise income from overseas students. Universities UK’s president Eric Thomas says university-sponsored overseas students should be removed from migration figures. A survey commissioned by the university group claims the public undervalues the financial worth...
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UK university applications down as fees rise

University applications from UK students for the first year of higher tuition fees are down by 8.7%, according to figures from the admissions service. With fees rising to up to £9,000 per year, the impact has been biggest for England’s universities – down by 9.9%. In Scotland, where Scottish students...
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