Letter: Imperial clarity (1)

April 27, 2001

Imperial College has no intention of charging students fees in addition to those levied by government ("Doctor quits Imperial over fees", THES , April 20). The charging of top-up fees is illegal. We are all too aware of the financial burden on students and would not wish to discriminate on grounds of ability to pay.

To clarify some factual inaccuracies about admissions procedures in the School of Medicine: we are not abandoning interviews and expect to meet our admissions target; we are not in partnership with the University of Hertfordshire to bid for extra places.

Sir Richard Sykes
Rector, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

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