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UK: Driving up teaching quality – and tuition fees.

Higher education made the headlines of Chancellor George Osborne’s Summer Budget speech on 8 July. 
One of the most controversial announcements concerned the elimination of maintenance grants (typically awarded to students from lower income backgrounds), which will be fully replaced by loans. Students will be able to borrow up to GBP 8 200 per year, in some cases, money which they will only need to begin repaying once they earn over GBP 21 000.
We expect the veil of mystery surrounding the Teaching Excellence Framework to be removed very soon-- only then will we have a better idea of the number of universities which will be allowed to raise their tuition fees.