College and University funding a 'disastrous mess'

Funding for further education should be a top priority at the 2015 general election as it has become a "disastrous mess", according to union leader Sally Hunt.

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Uni funding reforms 'protect those on lower incomes'

Changes to tuition fees will "protect those on lower incomes" who are now applying in "record numbers", according to the Government.

A Business Department spokesman said:

Through these reforms we are protecting those on lower incomes and people from disadvantaged backgrounds are now applying in record numbers.

Private colleges have an important role to play in providing students with an alternative to university.Where standards are not being met we are taking action.

The process to designate courses for student support has been strengthened considerably and where we have found evidence of abuse, we have taken swift and decisive action.

– A business department spokesman

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