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Tuesday, 25 November, 2003, 15:41 GMT
HIGHER EDUCATION REVIEW


University funding shake-up unveiled
Education Secretary Charles Clarke is outlining controversial plans to reform university funding to MPs in the Commons.
Head to head: Student charges
Two Labour MPs disagree on whether students should pay more to go to university, or the taxpayer should fund them.
Students demonstrated against top-up fees in December Student anger over top-up fees
Students, opposition politicians and some Labour backbenchers attack reported plans for big increases in tuition fees.
students in university library Wizard student fees lessons from Oz
The BBC's Mike Baker on what the UK might learn from another debate about charging students - in Australia.
Imperial's 'reassurance' over higher fees
Imperial College in London has said it has no intention of charging higher tuition fees for students starting courses in 2003 or 2004.
students in university library Oz students pay later
As ministers wrestle with the explosive question of charging students more for their education, Phil Mercer reports on the Australian experience.

Talking PointTALKING POINT
University fees
Is a degree worth the debt?
 VOTE RESULTS
Will top-up fees create elitism in education?

Yes
 86.93% 

No
 13.07% 

4291 Votes Cast

Results are indicative and may not reflect public opinion


News and analysis of the government's plans for higher education

Imperial College's detailed plan to charge students higher fees
Top-up fees blueprint


Education correspondent Mike Baker on university fund-raising Cashing in
What universities will do to raise money

How other countries fund higher education Alternatives
How other countries fund higher education

Universities pro
Vice-chancellors back top-up fees
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