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Willetts comments on HEFCE circular letter to institutions

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“Under the new HE reforms we are putting funding in the hands of students, instead of a centrally allocated grant. By 2014-15 we expect public…

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“Under the new HE reforms we are putting funding in the hands of students, instead of a centrally allocated grant. By 2014-15 we expect public support for universities to rise by 10%, as institutions that attract students through high quality courses are given the ability to thrive. It is essential that universities move quickly to prepare for the different environment in which they will operate in future years, striving to meet the aspirations of students for high quality teaching.

“As well as benefiting from investment in student support, the HE sector will continue to benefit from sustained ring-fenced investment in science and research.”


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Published 2 February 2011