Socialist Worker

Poor youth excluded as education cuts bite

Issue No. 2215

Universities have been told to expect the worst cuts since the 1930s—funding could be slashed by 35 percent over the next five years.

So-called “loss making” courses will be scrapped—like humanities and arts.

Universities are also likely to dramatically increase fees if the current cap on the £3,250 limit is lifted. That will mean even fewer students from poor backgrounds will get into university—and the rich elite will get a head start.

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