Post-18 Education Review briefings

27 September 2018

Universities are at the heart of our knowledge economy, delivering the skills, research and innovation our economy needs. It is critical that the UK has an effective funding system that delivers for students, for business and for taxpayers alike.

In February this year, the Prime Minister launched the Government’s review of post-18 education. A panel of experts, chaired by writer and former finance executive Philip Augar, is due to provide its recommendations for all aspects of the post-18 education system – HE, FE, apprenticeships and other technical education – during the early part of 2019.

The Russell Group has submitted detailed evidence to the review on various aspects of the current funding system for higher education in England. Above all, we have stressed the need for the panel to adopt a whole-system approach to university finances, balancing the interdependent funding arrangements which support students as well as the joint research, teaching and civic missions of universities.

 

Enhancing Post-18 Education and Funding

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The following briefings were developed to support the review in developing evidence-led recommendations for Government to provide sustainable funding and tackle the perceived unfairness in the current system:

Improving communication with students and their parents and advisors

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Maintenance Grants

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Modifying Interest Rates

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A priority occupation loan reimbursement scheme

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