Look beyond tuition fees in university access debate, says Riddell (31 Aug 2017)
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.
Both articles and and details of the seminar can be accessed via the following links:
- Seminar: Higher Education, Funding and Access: Scotland and the UK in International Perspective
- The Herald (by Sheila Riddell, 31.8.2017) - Look beyond fees in the universtiy access debate
- The Herhald (31.8.2017) - Poor not getting the grades for university