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Tuition Fees and the Higher Education Lobby



Transparency matters to me because I am in debt for the next five years as a result of the rise in tuition fees for higher education. Under the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition agreement in 2012, universities were given the go ahead to charge their students up to £9,000 a year – but in their 2010 election campaign, the Liberal Democrats appealed to student voters under the premise that the party would abolish tuition fees. I would like to know how this u-turn agreement was reached, and what influence powerful educational institutions and associations were able to have in the run up to this decision.