As a Students’ Union we would like to reaffirm our opposition to rising tuition fees, for Home, EU and non-EU International students here at the University of Sussex. We welcome the increased transparency of the University of Sussex in showing more clearly how our tuition fees are spent but ask for greater transparency in how international student fees are set and spent. We still continue to campaign for free education for all.
The UK government has raised the maximum tuition fees charge to £9,250 for 2017/18 and the University of Sussex have chosen to increase all tuition fees, for new and continuing Home/EU students up to this maximum. Some other Universities such as Warwick, Sheffield and Plymouth have committed to keeping fees at £9,000 for 2017/18 for continuing students.
In opposition to rising tuition fees the Students’ Union is encouraging students to boycott the National Student Survey (NSS) because data from this survey this year is going to be used to rank universities and justify rising tuition fees.
We note that the University is providing monetary incentives to students to fill out the NSS (and to those who opt out) and ask why is it not possible for all students to receive cheaper print credits, lunch vouchers and cheaper graduation anyway?
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