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Poorer students aren’t applying to university because of fears of high debts

Is the sky really the limit when you’re from a poorer background? Pexels Claire Callender.  With various political parties pledging to abolish or alter tuition fees, the question of how to fund higher education is squarely back on the political

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Reforging American public higher education: how California dreaming could become a reality once more

Simon Marginson. Modern higher education began in the United States in the 1960s. Participation grew rapidly in the world’s first mass higher education system, federal grants underpinned a remarkable growth in research, and the 1960 Master Plan for Higher Education

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Minister, it will cost young people a lot of money to attend a high status university

John Jerrim Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking at the Sutton Trust summit about access to “high status” universities. It was great to be able to engage with a number of leading experts in higher education and widening

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