NAO report

08 December 2017

Commenting on the National Audit Office’s report on the HE market, a Russell Group spokesman said:

“Students are right to expect value from their courses. Our members work hard to ensure that people receive an excellent learning experience for the time and money they are investing in their education.

“Graduates from Russell Group universities are more likely to be in work or completing further studies than their contemporaries. Higher education is about much more than future income but we know they benefit from an earnings premium too. Analysis from London Economics found that this extends to £88,000 after all the costs of studying are accounted for.

“We know that widening access to selective universities is key to unlocking social mobility. That is why Russell Group universities are investing a significant amount of effort and money in providing outreach activities through schools to raise aspirations and encourage children from disadvantaged background into higher education.”


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