Tuition fee cut ‘would force universities to shrink course sizes’
Russell Group says humanities places particularly at risk without government top-up
Britain’s leading universities would be forced to reduce student numbers and course sizes if cuts in undergraduate tuition fees are not matched by extra government funding, the Guardian has learned.
Students planning to take English, history or languages appear most at risk of missing out. The Russell Group of research universities said places would be in jeopardy if the government failed to top up funding for teaching classroom-based subjects after cutting tuition fees.