• Accessibility

Student fees are set to rise again under the proposed changes to Higher Education. On average, students in England already pay the highest tuition in the world. A further increase in fees will mean that fewer people will be able to afford to go to University.

The SU must commit to actively support any efforts or campaigns by the National Union of Students to prevent an increase in University fees.

They must actively encourage all members of the union to participate in all actions against any increase.

This should include not filling in the NSS, as well as other actions which would prevent an effective use of the Teaching Excellence Framework, as this is set to he used in determining how much a university can charge.

As part of their promotional strategy the SU will reward members for participating in these vital actions through a prize draw or similar reward scheme.

Actions Taken

  • This idea opened on 24 Nov 2016 and closes for voting on 15 Dec 2016.
  • This Idea has conditionally passed. Work will start on this Idea unless it is vetoed by 50%+1 of the Student Council Meeting on 16 Feb 2017. Click here for more info
  • 10th April - Student Council passed this idea, and VP Education has been lobbying 20 of the MPs in the surrounding area to discuss the concerns outlined in the student idea.


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