Fees? No way 2

April 22, 2010

It is simply not the case that Scottish universities have not charged tuition fees for a decade. Fees for full-time undergraduates may have been abolished in 2000, but part-time students continue to face this liability.

I've gone blue in the face trying to make this point, and the associated one: that the long-overdue abolition of tuition fees for part-timers may encourage wider participation in higher education and improve social mobility.

Nicky Haxell, Evening degree coordinator, University of St Andrews.

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