Five Welsh universities to reduce fees next yearWalesOnline. Glamorgan, Trinity Saint David, Swansea Metropolitan, Newport and Cardiff Metropolitan universities have all chosen to lower the cost of their courses.
It follows a decision by the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales to change the way in which full-time student places are allocated to the nation’s institutions from September 2013. The system will see around 12,600 ‘non-priority’ places – 52% of the annual intake – top-sliced and reallocated to universities in a two-part process.
The first gives institutions a chance to increase their intake by meeting Welsh government priorities on turnover, spinout companies, overseas recruitment and research income. The second ‘rewards’ vice-chancellors who are willing to drop their fee levels to £7,500 – from an average of £8,800 – next year.
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