Scottish universities demand say on tuition fees

Scottish universities have demanded a say on the future of tuition fees after British Prime Minister Theresa May launched a review of university funding, to be chaired by author and financier Philip Augar, writes Andrew Denholm for The Herald.

May has ruled out scrapping tuition fees but called for better value for students in England. The review will have an impact in Scotland because Scottish universities charge fees to students from the rest of the UK (rUK), despite free tuition for Scots. There are some 19,000 rUK undergraduates in Scotland paying up to £9,250 (US$12,800) in fees a year.

A spokeswoman for Universities Scotland said: “The review relates to post-18 education and funding in England, but will undoubtedly have significant implications for Scotland’s universities … We intend to be closely engaged in the review and seek reassurances that there will be opportunities to be consulted.”
Full report on The Herald site