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January 19, 2001

Tories woo students with tax relief
Graduates would not begin repaying their student loans until their salaries reached £20,000 a year under Conservative plans for higher education, twice the current threshold. Undergraduates would also attract tax relief on loan repayments, worth as much as £700 a year for some students.

» In depth: Tories plan student loan shake-up

Universities should address dropout rate
Universities should consider providing summer schools for students from poorer backgrounds to help reduce dropout rates, Universities UK chief Sir Howard Newby told MPs yesterday. He also said that universities should do more to tell school pupils what to expect at university.

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