Universities face funding cuts if student quotas are not met

Universities will face cuts in state funding if they don’t reach new targets for the number of students they accept from deprived backgrounds.

5th July, 2008

Universities will face cuts in state funding if they don’t reach new targets for the number of students they accept from deprived backgrounds.

The plan will be outlined this week by the Higher Education Authority (HEA), through which state funding for universities is channelled. Universities that fail to meet the targets will be liable to have up to 10 per cent of funding withdrawn.

The HEA intends to agree targets with the individual institutions...

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