Letter from: Councillor Steve Buckley, St Laurence Ward.
SIR, welcome news has come with the Government’s announcement that it is cracking down on so-called rip-off university degrees that lead to low employment prospects and typically high drop-out rates.
Under new plans, university courses that deliver poor outcomes will be limited on how many students they can enrol.
Worryingly, the Office For Students, estimates that almost three in ten graduates do not progress into highly skilled jobs or further education 15 months after completing their courses.
They will therefore continue working on making the higher education selection process more transparent, ensuring that students know the earning potential of their chosen degree, so that they can make the most informed decision possible.
Finally, in respect of Classroom-based Foundation Year Courses, there are to be stricter controls as the Department For Education announces a new cap on the maximum fee providers can charge – £5,760 down from £9,250.
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