Tuesday 19th Sept 2017
University Tuition Fees: What is a Fair Deal for Students?
In partnership with the Bridge Group, HEPI convened a policy seminar to debate the future of university tuition fees. This topic has received a great deal of political and public attention over recent months, particularly following the Labour Party’s manifesto pledge to write off student fees. But confusion and uncertainty abounds over the fairest way to fund the higher education system to ensure that it is accessible and widely available for students from all backgrounds.
Our seminar provided an opportunity to clarify thinking on the subject and established key areas for reform to promote greater social equality.
We were joined by three leading experts on the higher education funding system who shared their evidence and ideas and then participated in a round table discussion, chaired by Nick Hillman (Director, HEPI).
• Professor Claire Callender (Birkbeck,University of London)
• The Rt. Hon. Lord David Willetts (Executive Chair, Resolution Foundation)
• Paul Johnson (Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies)
• Professor Alison Wolf (King’s College, London)