Fee freeze ‘risks exacerbating’ shift away from UK undergraduates

From Times Higher Education: “A further freeze of the undergraduate fee cap is likely to ‘exacerbate’ incentives that may already be leading English universities to shift recruitment away from UK bachelor’s degree students, observers have warned. Data released by the Office for Students estimating student numbers at English universities this year suggest that several institutions have seen major increases in international master’s entrants. According to an analysis of the Higher Education Students Early Statistics (Heses) survey data by Times Higher Education, numbers of non-UK full-time entrants on traditional one-year master’s courses are expected to double at about a dozen institutions, and to rise by more than 10 per cent at 30 other universities.”

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