Vice chancellors should join the discussion about alternatives to the current model.
The UK already invests less in higher education than every other OECD member state except Japan.
With further cuts to higher education and 40 per cent of student loans unlikely to be repaid, the parties need to agree on a sustainable funding system.
The coalition promised to reduce the cost to the taxpayer. But reduced university participation and higher inflation mean we'll end up paying more.
The changes to student finance, the promotion of STEM subjects through the EBacc and visa issues for international students are all discouraging potential students from realising their talents by following a creative arts degree.
Nick Clegg said the deficit meant fees had to rise. But the new system will cost the government more.
A disproportionate and dangerous decision.
Ministers have always wanted more people to go to university. But 38,000 fewer are.
Lifting the penalty on early student loan repayments won't be enough to keep the Tories happy.