The University of Nottingham has confirmed that it will be raising tuition fees for students joining the University for the 2017/18 academic year.
In an official statement, the University confirmed an “inflationary increase” to the tuition fees, from £9,000 to £9,250. The rise in tuition fees will not affect returning students, or those joining the University this summer for the 2016/17 academic year.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir David Greenaway said: “Since the £9,000 fee level was introduced in 2012 it has not been subject to inflation and has not reflected the rising costs we face in providing high quality education”.
“The rise in tuition fees will not affect returning students, or those joining the University this summer for the 2016/17 academic year”
“While we believe this rise offers excellent value for money, and reflects our world-class teaching and learning environment, we want to ensure students have as much information in advance about tuition fees to help with their decision-making,” he continued.
“We have also made a decision that returning students in 2017, which includes those joining us in September 2016 and no doubt anxiously awaiting A-level results, will be charged the uninflated £9,000 fee throughout the course of their degrees”.
The rise in fees follows the announcement by Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson that universities will be able to increase tuitions if they meet expectations during the first year of the new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
“The University has stated on its website that it believes it is “one of the first to state this [rise in tuition] will not apply to returning students””
The TEF has been put into place to provide “clear information to students about where the best provision can be found and to drive up the standard of teaching in all higher education providers”.
Third Year History student Emma Duffey said to Impact: “While I’m happy the rise won’t affect me in my final year, it seems unfair for the government to announce a rise tuition fees only four years after they were tripled in 2012″.
The University has stated on its website that it believes it is “one of the first to state this [rise in tuition] will not apply to returning students”.
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