Back up higher education reform with the funding to maintain quality

10 May 2022

Following the conclusion of the Department for Education’s consultations on higher education reform and lifelong loan entitlement, Russell Group Policy Analyst Lily Bull writes for Wonkhe about the financial challenges facing the sector, and the need for a long-term settlement to protect the future quality and international competitiveness of teaching and research.

We are expecting a new funding settlement in two years’ time – post the next general election. But we urge the sector to come together now to support the government, and if possible garner cross-party support, to develop a funding formula from 2024-25 that will be fair to students and allow universities and the government to maintain the quality of Britain’s higher education sector.

– Lily Bull, Policy Analyst at the Russell Group

You can read the article in full in Wonkhe here, and the Russell Group response to the Government’s HE reform consultation here.

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