Aaron writes for Left Foot Forward on higher education. He is the president of the National Union of Students (NUS). Aaron studied English Literature at the University of Leicester and served as a sabbatical officer at the students’ union.
As Exeter University, the first outside the Russell Group, declares its intention to charge the £9,000 top fee for its degree courses the government’s plans to change the higher education funding landscape continue to unravel at an amazing pace.
Leaks coming from inside former BP boss, Lord Browne’s review of higher education funding today suggest that will stay true to his big business background and suggest the Government raises the cap on tuition fees to £7,000 and subject universities and students to the perils of a market.
George Osborne’s announcement of plans to sell off the Student Loans book can certainly sound somewhat ominous: a debt that was previously owed to the government could now instead be held by some clandestine private company.