UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Simon Hughes: Oxford & Cambridge must widen access to charge higher fees

Press Release   •   Feb 09, 2011 11:12 GMT

“Oxford and Cambridge will only be able allowed to charge fees above £6,000 if they make firm and measurable commitments to widening participation from all groups in society.”

Following reports that Cambridge University intends to charge the full £9,000 tuition fees, Liberal Democrat Deputy Leader and Advocate for Access to Education, Simon Hughes said:

“Of course Oxford and Cambridge will want to continue as beacons of excellence, as the country would wish.

“But they understand that they are in the same position as every other university in England and will only be able allowed to charge fees above £6,000 if they make firm and measurable commitments to widening participation from all groups in society.”