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Fees, the market, and the future of HE

» 03 October 2012 » 3 Comments

Two years ago after demonstrations, campaigns, and debate the government made the decision to increase the cost of University tuition in England to £9000. This week we see the first students to come into HE at this new fee, and in the time between the landscape of higher education has radically changed. What has happened: […]

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University of Southampton to charge £9,000 tuition fees from 2012 – Union Statement

» 12 April 2011 » 3 Comments

Today, the University of Southampton has announced that it intends to charge tuition fees of £9,000 per year to students arriving in the 2012-13 academic year. Southampton University Students’ Union strongly opposes any rise in tuition fees. We are exceptionally disappointed that the coalition Government’s radical proposals to Higher Education have withdrawn the majority of […]

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My Phone Call with Chris Huhne MP

» 19 November 2010 » 4 Comments

After much insistence, this afternoon I was presented with the opportunity to speak with Chris Huhne, Liberal Democrat MP for Eastleigh (just north of Southampton). During the general election, Chris signed the NUS pledge to not increase tuition fees. As a member of the cabinet (he is minister for energy and climate change) it has […]

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Write to your MP to Oppose Fee Increases

» 15 November 2010 » No Comments

As I’m sure you are aware, the Government wants to increase tuition fees. If you stand against this, please complete the pro-forma letter below and send it to your MP (both your MP for Soton and your home address if you so wish!). Your MP won’t know what you think unless you tell them. You […]

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Today on Campus – The National Demo, Cuts & 9K…No way!

» 05 November 2010 » No Comments

Well it has possibly been one of the busiest days I’ve experienced as Union President, the Exec and I have been out on campus all day talking to students about the situation for Higher Education currently; getting the message out there that SUSU opposes any rise in tuition fees. We were banner making, getting people […]

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Write to your MP!

» 19 October 2010 » No Comments

As I am sure the majority are now aware, we are in testing financial times for Students. With the Browne review last week and the comprehensive spending review this week there is a strong likelyhood that tuition fees will go up and that the government will invest less in higher education. We can stop this. […]

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The Browne Review- How we can Represent Students’ Interests.

» 12 October 2010 » 1 Comment

As you may well already know, today the review led by Lord Browne has recommended that the cap on tuition fees should be unlimited with a ‘soft cap’ marking the limit of money each Student can borrow for fees each year from the Government of £6,000. Browne’s recommendations also include that: -Maintenance loans become  capped at £3,750 […]

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