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Sam Naz Sam Naz | 10:48 UK time, Wednesday, 24 November 2010

"These proposals offer a thriving future for universities... they ensure value for money and real choice for learners."

That was how Universities Minister David Willetts announced coalition plans to increase tuition fees in England to up to £9,000 a year. National Union of Students President Aaron Porter responded:

"This is utterly unacceptable and an outrage which could decimate access into our university system."

Increasing the cap on tuition fees has become one of the government's most controversial plans and the backlash from student unions is set to continue today with more protests across the country.

We'll be discussing the issue on BBC Three tonight in a special Young Voters' Question Time, so I think it's a good time for us to take a closer look at the plans and why they've divided opinion so much.

Read on and comment at the BBC Three blog.

Sam Naz presents the 60seconds news bulletins on BBC Three.

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