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What we should really be saying about tuition fees

Getting rid of fees won't make a fair deal for students, but neither will keeping them as they are

By Lucy Webster  

Students marching against tuition fees rises in 2010. © LSE Library

With my third year of university on the horizon, I have spent two years engaged in the debate over student fees, which in recent weeks has returned to the mainstream, with the release of a new report on the government’s approach, and two Labour leadership candidates pledging free tuition at the point of delivery. I take a middle view, somewhere between those calling for free education and the current government’s elitist…

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