Three university heads explain their rise in tuition fees


More than three quarters of universities in England look set to charge the maximum £9,000 in tuition fees from next year.

Three university heads, Prof Liz Barnes, Pro-Vice Chancellor at the University of Derby, Prof Ian Marshall, Deputy Vice Chancellor at Coventry University and Prof Paul O'Prey, Vice Chancellor at the University of Roehampton explain why they are increasing tuition fee charges.

Prof Marshall told BBC Radio 5 live: "Engineering courses, fashion design courses and some of the top end scientific courses cost £9,000."

"We will be losing over 95% of our government funding," Prof O'Prey told Victoria Derbyshire. "We're going to become almost totally reliant on student fees."

"Our student numbers will be maintained," insisted Prof Barnes.

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