How would that have had any effect, given that it was the Labour government that introduced the fees and payback regime including £15k pa threshold and payback amounts.
Not voting Tory would be a good start.
The Labour government also commissioned the Browne Report which actually recommended no cap on fees.
The current Government rejected the no-cap idea, and increased significantly the threshold at which graduates start to pay back their fees. They also increased significantly the steps Universities had to take to ensure increased participation from students from lower income families
The fact remains that there are still no up front fees to pay and that no one pays until the have completed their course.
It remains to be seen of course if between now and the beginning of the academic year in 18 months time if OFFA have the balls to act, which I an starting to doubt, given that the head of OFFA was previously Vice-Chancellor at the University of Manchester and you know how precious, defensive and protective the UK educational community is.
However, they do state, "Universities and colleges now have until Tuesday 19 April 2011 to submit their 2012-13 access agreements. OFFA will then assess their agreements and announce all agreements that have been approved by 11 July 2011."
so we'll see on 11th July, won't we.
Edited by JohnM, 31 March 2011 - 07:24 AM.