This debate is about to resurface following the Browne report published today. I was a reluctant convert to student fees as I had benefited from a grant system in the 1960’s but it became clear to me that if we wanted to increase the number of people going to university we had to find a new way of funding it. I was also persuaded that it was the wrong set of priorities to give a very large state subsidy to students and a very low one to primary and pre school children. Fees help to address these problems
So should it be a graduate tax or should it be differential repayments with those earning more than £35,000 paying back more than those who earn less?
Answers please – and lets here from some students and university staff.