Fewer students at UK universities represents the failure of the Government's higher education policies.
Higher tuition fees forced a scramble for places last year, which simply highlights the unfair nature of the Government's hike in fees.
If we are to open up university to our most talented people, we need to remove punitive financial barriers.
The Tory-led Government's policy to raise fees to #9,000 has put a brake on aspiration and has led people considering applying to university to decide against doing so at precisely the time that higher-level skills have never been more important to secure their future."
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