Top universities refuse to disclose fee expenditure details

Many of the UK’s leading universities are refusing to spell out just how they are spending their students’ £9,000 (US$13,600) a year tuition fees, writes Richard Garner for The Independent.

The influential think-tank, the Higher Education Policy Institute, or HEPI, invited a range of institutions to explain how they were spending the money – but the majority, including almost all of the country’s most select universities, declined to reply.

Nick Hillman, director of HEPI, said he believed they would be unable to convince MPs in future to lift the £9,000-a-year cap on fees unless they were more open about their financing. He plans to publish a pamphlet next month outlining how universities and other higher education institutions spend the money, and said he had received 10 responses to his question.
Full report on The Independent site