NSS respondents fall after NUS-organised boycott

The results of the National Student Survey, published today, have shown a drop in the percentage of students responding following an extended campaign by the National Union of Students (NUS) and a boycott of the survey by students at leading universities including Oxford and Cambridge. The survey was one of the factors the Department for […]

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IFS finds students left with £50,800 debt

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), an independent economic think tank, has found that students in England leave university with an average of £50,800 in debt. A report published last Wednesday by the IFS states that students from the poorest backgrounds graduate with debt of £57,000 from a three-year degree. The report warned that there […]

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Government pledges student loans for EU students starting courses in 2017

On 11 October, the Department for Education announced that EU students applying for undergraduate courses starting next year will receive student loans covering the tuition fees for their whole degree, regardless of Brexit. Under current regulations, full tuition fee funding is available for all UK and EU students for the duration of their undergraduate degrees. […]

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OUSU campaign to prevent tuition fee increases for current Oxford students

Oxford University’s Student Union has released a video as part of their campaign to prevent the university raising tuition fees for current UK and EU students. They revealed that Oxford University plan on raising fees from £9,000 to £9,250 from 2017/18 for all students, including those who are currently studying here. The changes will be […]

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Oxford reacts to tuition fee rises

Undergraduate tuition fees will rise to £9,250 per year from October 2017, after which they will continue to rise in line with inflation, Oxford University has announced. Although the government’s student finance system will continue to extend loans covering the full amount for UK students, this change will represent for many a significant increase in […]

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Tuition fees will increase for Oxford students in 2017

Undergraduate tuition fees will rise to £9,250 a year for UK and EU students studying at Oxford in September 2017, up from the £9,000 cap set by the Government in 2012. UK students completing their first degree will still be eligible for a full tuition fee loan from the UK Government. Oxford University press office said […]

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Government sets out tuition fee changes in White Paper

The government has announced plans to grant Universities in England the power to increase their tuition fees above £9000 from the autumn of 2017. The plans allow for Universities whose teaching is judged to be of a high quality to increase their fees in line with inflation from the 2017-18 academic year, at present fees […]

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Balliol vote to support free education march

The Balliol JCR has unanimously passed a motion in favour of a NUS demonstration in support of free education. The motion commits £100 to subsidise buses for Oxford students to attend the NUS demonstration in London on November 19th, and also assigns all three of Balliol’s votes in OUSU council to support the NUS motion. […]

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Students slam proposals for £7,000 Oxford fee increase

JCRs have backed OUSU in passing motions condemning the Vice-Chancellor’s recent suggestion that fees could be raised to £16,000. In a speech last week, Vice-Chancellor Hamilton stated that: “a system of tuition charges more closely related to the true cost of the education provided is something that I believe in the longer run will have […]

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OUSU condemns “unthinkable” fee rise suggestion

Oxford Vice-Chancellor Andrew Hamilton claimed yesterday that universities should be able to charge undergraduate students higher tuition fees. Claiming that on average it costs £16,000 a year to educate an Oxford student, Professor Hamilton argued that a system of fees more closely related to the cost of education provided had become necessary. The comments were […]

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