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Free tuition for poor students will 'not be workable'

8 January 2011 Last updated at 13:28 GMT

The chief executive of Universities UK has told the BBC the government's proposal for poorer students to get two free years of study following the rise in tuition fees will not be workable.

The plan would see universities match a second year of tuition costs if the government pays for the first.

Reeta Chakrabarti reports.