Charting the increasing expectations and declining resources facing higher education

14 November 2022

Ahead of the Autumn Statement on 17 November, Russell Group Policy Manager Lily Bull writes for Wonkhe (14 November) about the current funding landscape in higher education and the implications for the sector of growing teaching deficits, with Russell Group analysis showing that by 2024/25, per-student funding will be at its lowest point this millennium.

We predict per-student funding will be at a historic low point by 2024/25, yet universities are doing more and more to support skills, productivity and growth, and domestic demand for higher education is continuing to rise. Now is the time for a more open conversation about the current funding landscape for educating students, how we have got here, and the choices universities are facing if the current model persists.

– Lily Bull, Policy Manager at the Russell Group

You can read the article in full in Wonkhe here, and the Russell Group briefing on Securing a resilient higher education funding system to support students and boost the UK economy here.


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