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Worries over ‘flawed’ student number controls

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Universities UK says policy could damage levelling-up efforts in England

Vice-chancellors have warned that proposed higher education reforms in England could harm the government’s own ambition to level up opportunity across the country.

In its response to the government’s consultation on changes to the higher education system, Universities UK said a proposed cap on student numbers was “a flawed and retrograde policy” that would damage the government’s levelling-up agenda and risk the UK’s skills base becoming “narrower and less responsive to future skills needs”.

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