International Fees Fixed From 2020

Image: Nona Buckley-Irvine, Gen Sec 2014-2016, courtesy of LSESU On his Instagram story, SU Gen Sec Zulum Elumogo announced that the LSE Council agreed to fix tuition fees for undergraduate international students throughout their study at LSE, regardless of their…

‘Accelerated’ Two-Year Degrees In Pipeline

On the 18th of November, Universities Minister Sam Gyimah announced once again plans to permit universities the option to offer two-year undergraduate degrees, in place of the current, general, three-year model. The plans were initially proposed by the previous Universities…

LSE Fail To Answer Staff Expenses FOI

On Monday the Sun released responses to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests regarding the usage of university staff expenses. 54 institutions told the Sun that since 2016, some of their staff collectively spent £204m on corporate credit cards and claimed…

SSLC Representatives Discuss Tuition Fees and Diversification

The first Staff-Student Liaison Committee (SSLC) Congress of 2018 took place on 22 January at The Venue. The event was led by SU education officer Esohe Uwadiae. After some welcoming remarks, Esohe Uwadiae opened the floor to a debate on…

Thousands Attend Demonstration for Free Education

Several thousands of students took to the streets of London to demonstrate against the cost of university tuition last Wednesday.  Organised by the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts (NCAFC), the demonstration marched from Malet Street down to Parliament Square…

Tuition fee reforms announced amid political chaos

Prime Minister Theresa May last week announced plans to freeze tuition fees at £9,250 until 2019 and to raise the salary threshold for student loan repayments from £21,000 to £25,000. The Institute for Fiscal Studies estimates that the move could…