CoL welcomes graduate fees review
- 13th October 2010
The College of Law (CoL) has welcomed Lord Browne’s review of higher education funding and urged the Government to use the recommendations to increase competition in higher education.
The CoL says that removing the fee cap will lift the dividing lines between public and private tertiary education.
But it warns that if students are required to pay more towards their university education, universities must deliver greater quality to students, and prepare them for the world of work.
Nigel Savage, chief executive of the CoL, says the college is “excited by Lord Browne’s proposals”. He says: “The fee cap coming off will create a more competitive environment, however, if we ask students to pay more, then higher education must deliver greater quality. It is simply not acceptable to charge money to students for degree-level courses that do not provide excellence in teaching, intellectual stimulation and prepare them for the world of work.”
He adds that the dividing lines between public and private tertiary education must be eliminated. He says: “A robust system of quality assurance that applies equally to both sectors must ensure that all students have full information on which they can base their decision on where to attend.”