Invitation to HEPI webinar: ‘What is the future of student fees and funding?’, Thursday 28 January at 11am to 12.15pm
HEPI is delighted to invite you to a HEPI webinar on ‘What is the future of student fees and funding?’ on Thursday 28 January 2021 from 11am to 12.15pm
More than ten years since the raising of tuition fees was announced in England, the topic of student funding remains hotly debated across the UK. For example, the Westminster Government is still due to respond to the Augar report and higher education funding and student finance could be an issue in the forthcoming elections in Scotland and Wales.
So the first HEPI webinar of 2021 will look at the whole issue of how to fund undergraduate teaching and student support. Coming just a week after the publication of a new HEPI publication on the topic, this free webinar will provide an opportunity to consider what the future of student funding should look like and how we can create a system that is both fair and ensures a sustainable higher education system.
With speakers defending the status quo, a new graduate contribution scheme and fee-free education, we expect this to be a lively policy-focused debate.
Confirmed speakers currently include:
- Alan Roff, author of the upcoming HEPI report Student Finance in England 2012-2020: From fiscal illusion to graduate contribution? (published on 21 January 2021)
- Lord David Willetts, former Minster for Universities and Science
To register for the event, please click on the following link:
After registration, you will be sent details on how to join the webinar. Please feel free to circulate this invitation to your colleagues.
Please note that places are assigned on a first come, first served basis. The session will be recorded and made available via the HEPI website for those who are unable to attend.