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UK comparisons of university access must look beyond fees to repayment systems and maintenance grants, says Prof Sheila Riddell (Education)

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Professor Sheila Riddell wrote an op-ed for The Herald Scotland prior to our seminar 'Higher Education, Funding and Access' on the 31st August on university access in Scotland.

By comparing tuition fee policies across different countries, Riddell noted that UK comparisons must look beyond tuition fees to repayment systems and maintenance grants.

Another from The Herald highlighted Riddell's another suggestion, saying that schools must ensure pupils' access to the subjects needed to apply for particular university courses while universities need to be more generous in the offers made to students from poorer backgrounds.

References

HeadlineLook beyond fees in the universtiy access debate
MediumThe Herald Scotland
Date of coverage31/08/17
AuthorSheila Riddell
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HeadlinePoor not getting the grades for university
MediumThe Herald Scotland
Date of coverage31/08/17
AuthorThe Herald Scotland
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