University to charge £9,000

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STUDENTS wishing to attend Lancaster University from autumn 2012 will have to pay £9,000 a year in tuition fees.

That is the maximum allowed by the government under its revised higher education funding arrangements.

The amount was approved by the university’s council at a meeting today, Friday.

The university says it will build on its track record of success in attracting bright students from a variety of different backgrounds.

Vice-chancellor, Prof Paul Wellings, said: “The fee level approved by council today reflects Lancaster’s teaching and research standing and will allow the university to build on the high level of education and the collegiate experience that we currently offer our students.

“We want to ensure that the student experience is outstanding and that academic resources are directed towards making sure that our students leave with qualifications suited to a globally competitive environment.

“We intend to offer a generous and flexible package of financial support to attract and retain the most able students no matter what their circumstances.”

Lancaster is currently rated as one of the country’s top ten universities in the Times, Guardian and Independent newspaper league tables.

See next week’s Lancaster Guardian for the full story and reaction.