University fees make a ‘real difference’, says report

A new report aims to show how universities are spending the income from higher tuition fees, conceding that fees have generated extra cash for some institutions, writes John Morgan for Times Higher Education.

The Universities UK report, Where Student Fees Go, was published to coincide with UUK’s annual conference, held at the University of Leicester on 10-12 September. The report says: “For some universities the introduction of the £9,000 (US$14,200) tuition fee cap has resulted in increased income. For others it has fallen. For all there have been significant decreases in capital funding from government.”
Full report on the Times Higher Education site