We’ve written an open letter to Flick Drummond MP which we need you to sign!
The House of Lords has made the following proposed amendments to the Higher Education Bill:
- To cut the link between the Teaching Excellence Framework and inflationary rises in tuition fees
- To also cut the link between international student recruitment and the institution’s performance in a new Teaching Excellence Framework.
The TEF looks to grade HE institutions Bronze, Silver, or Gold. Currently, those institutions deemed excellent by the framework will be allowed to raise their tuition fees in line with inflation. Gold and Silver grades can raise fees at 100% of inflation, and Bronze at 50% of inflation. The consistent rise in tuition fees itself is a barrier to education, and the ranking system is fallible to inaccuracies.
We don’t believe it is right to put a premium on excellent education; it should be excellent and accessible for everyone.