Launch a major review of funding across tertiary education
Last updated: 12:27pm 10 January 2019
Conservative Party Manifesto 2017, p.53
To ensure that further, technical and higher education institutions are treated fairly, we will also launch a major review of funding across tertiary education as a whole, looking at how we can ensure that students get access to financial support that offers value for money, is available across different routes and encourages the development of the skills we need as a country.
“Tertiary education” refers to any education after completion of secondary school, including studying for a university degree. As part of its commitment to improve technical education (see related policies below), the government is promising here to review funding across the entire tertiary education sector.
In February 2018, the Prime Minister launched a major review of post-18 education, which includes as one of its four principal strands a commitment “to ensure funding arrangements…are transparent and do not stop people from accessing higher education or training”. The review, chaired by Philip Augar, is set to conclude its work and present its findings in 2019.
The manifesto pledge was to “launch a major review”, so we can consider this policy ‘done’.
- Prime Minister launches major review of post-18 education – Gov.uk
- The terms of the post-18 education and funding review digested – Wonkhe
- University funding explained – Universities UK
- Provide courses at degree level and above, as well as higher-level apprenticeships and bespoke courses
- Extend technical education reforms to the highest levels of technical qualification
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