OFFA Letter

by Mark Leach on February 10, 2011

This morning Vince Cable and David Willetts wrote to OFFA outlining their ever-so-slightly enhanced role in regulating access. I’ll do some fuller analysis later, but on the face of it, it doesn’t look like there’s much here that will greatly affect how institutions choose to price their courses. It’s hard to argue against nice access […]

A safe bet

by Mark Leach February 9, 2011

Both Oxford and Cambridge have let it be known this week that they intend to charge the maximum £9000 fee. Absolutely no one is surprised by this news.

However the details about the new access requirements that will come with fees will be announced later this week and Oxbridge have taken a gamble that their measures (such as Cambridge’s ‘discount’ for the poorest students) will more than meet the new regulatory requirements.

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