Category Archives: HE Funding Cuts

Three-D Issue 18: Even more bad news from London Met

Gholam Khiabany University of Sussex The impact of the government’s devastating attacks on universities and the corporatizing of education under the banner of “choice” are more visible in post 92 universities and nowhere more so than the beleaguered  London Metropolitan … Continue reading

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Impact of new fees regime

Dear MeCCSA member, In November last year I wrote to ask you how the changes in University funding were affecting your departments. Thank you to those who responded at that time. Now that all UCAS applications for this year are … Continue reading

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Request for feedback on HE cuts from MeCCSA members

Dear MeCCSA member, As the national subject association, we are very concerned to hear from members about how the cuts/fees/privatisation regime is now impacting on your departments, institutions and yourselves as individual academic/academic-related staff. Our subject area seems particularly under … Continue reading

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MeCCSA Response to Higher Education White Paper

MeCCSA’s response to the White Paper arises from a period of discussion and dialogue with members over the consultation period. Our response is divided into the following sections that reflect the key concerns of our members: Education vs. employability; Contestable Student Places; ‘Efficiency’ Savings; Education for sale and for profit; Micro-Management or Accountability?; Inequality; Employer Sponsorship; The Role of HEFCE. Continue reading

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How you can campaign against the cuts

Here are some ideas of what you can do if you want to campaign against the cuts: 1. Seek to be heard and influence any platform that you have access to, across any network and in any public setting. Analysis … Continue reading

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Key points as of 15 November

Complete cut in teaching subsidy to arts, humanities and social sciences announced. STEM subjects and some modern languages to be protected. Cap on student fees to be set at £9,000 with no government levy to pay (as originally mooted in … Continue reading

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Summary of Browne Review

 Tuition Fees No limit on fees charged by universities Universities would be subject to a levy on all fees charged above £6,000 (40% of the first £1,000, 45% of the second, 50% of the third etc) The levy begins at … Continue reading

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Campaign Resources and Materials

Below you will find a series of links that you can use as campaign resources and materials. Condensed summary for those asked to comment Double whammy – loss of government funding for Arts, humanities and Social Sciences, plus a (likely) … Continue reading

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Sample letter to a Lib Dem MP

(written by Nick Couldry) Dear Don Foster I am writing to express my deep concern at the cuts proposed by the Coalition to government’s funding support of undergraduate teaching in universities. My concern here is not specifically with the raising … Continue reading

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Template letter to MPs

Dear MP I am writing as a constituent to express my deep concern at the cuts proposed by the Coalition to the government’s funding support of undergraduate teaching in universities. My main concern is with the Coalition’s decision to use … Continue reading

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