Tuition fees

  • 19 Aug 2011

    More than 40 per cent more students took maths A-level this year than five years ago, but modern languages and general studies are in decline. Channel 4 News looks at why.

  • 18 Aug 2011

    As thousands of teenagers prepare to receive their A-level exam results, a Government minister says “traditional” subjects should be valued more highly in the race for university places.

  • 18 Aug 2011

    As this year’s A-level results show a rise in the pass rate for the 29th year in a row, data also suggests the number of students taking maths has risen dramatically while languages are in decline.

  • 18 Aug 2011

    On one of the most hectic and stressful A-level results days in years, university and careers expert Johnny Rich answers your questions on the clearing process and what to do next.

  • 18 Aug 2011

    The website which confirms places for students at universities was shut down this morning, on A-level results day, as thousands scrambled for places. It has since recovered.

  • 18 Aug 2011

    Missed out on a university place? Take a Gap Year, says spoof backpacker Orlando, “And remember, a gap yah will only cost you an extra 20K. Literally a bargain”. Channel 4 News begs to differ.

  • 12 Aug 2011

    Students could leave university with average debts of more than £50,000 once higher tuition fees come into force, a new study finds.

  • 12 Jul 2011

    More than one-third of English universities have been given permission to charge fees of £9,000. Student leaders tell Channel 4 News the Government must be “honest and frank about the situation”.

  • 28 Jun 2011

    The Government has announced a major expansion of university places as part of reforms to encourage competition among universities and give students better value for money.

  • 7 Jun 2011

    Underestimating the number of universities charging the maximum £9,000 per year tuition fees could result in a substantial funding shortfall, a Government spending watchdog has warned.

  • 7 Jun 2011

    Channel 4 News maps the increasing price of university tuition fees amid changes to government funding. Use the slider to change the cost, navigate the map and click on the icons to find out more.

  • 25 May 2011

    Michelle Obama takes school pupils to Oxford University to encourage them to aim high. But only just over 1 per cent of Oxford’s undergraduates are of black British origin, Channel 4 News learns.

  • 10 May 2011

    The Government denies plans to let wealthy parents pay higher fees to secure their children a place at university, insisting that access must be based on “ability to learn, not ability to pay”.

  • 20 Apr 2011

    The claim “Filling a hole of half a billion pounds by cutting university places could mean over 30,000 fewer young people going to university.”

  • 20 Apr 2011

    Every English university has applied to charge at least £6,000 tuition fees, as Channel 4 News learns only eight staff will police whether they are also improving access to justify their charges.