The Oxbridge college fees debate is coming to the boil. Harriet Swain reports on the issues at stake
John Moores University in Liverpool offers places in halls of residence to about 2,700 of the 6,000 first-years, including 2,000 from the Merseyside area who attend the university each year. Prices range from Pounds 39 to Pounds 52 a week for rooms in a flat or house with shared bathrooms. All accommodation is self-catering. The newest hall of residence offers cable television and a telephone in each study bedroom. There are no book grants.