Universities in crisis as student numbers fall
Richard GarnerMore than 30 universities are facing a 10 per cent fall in student numbers this autumn, according to figures released today.
A breakdown of next year's university budgets shows that middle-ranking universities and former polytechnics will suffer as a result of the new funding system, which will see tuition fees rise to up to £9,000 a year.
Worst hit, according to the Higher Education Funding Council for England, will be the University of East London and the University of Bedfordshire, which are likely to suffer falls of 12 per cent. In all, 34 universities in England will have their student numbers cut by at least 10 per cent. HEFCE estimates there will be 10,900 fewer student places across the country. Academics said it was universities who had done the most to open themselves up to disadvantaged groups that appeared to be suffering the worst cuts.
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"Universities in crisis as student numbers fall", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2012. Consulté le 07/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/universities-in-crisis-as-student-numbers-fall