Posted on 14/04/2011
Yesterday (13 April), the Council of Royal Holloway, University of London, approved plans for a tuition fee of £9,000* for all HEU students entering in 2012/13 on full-time undergraduate degrees.
Council approved a range of measures that will safeguard Royal Holloway’s position as one of the UK’s leading research intensive universities, and go much further than simply replacing lost teaching grant with fee income. These include:
- An additional £2.15 million to support our students from low income homes, bringing the total to £4.9 million by 2015, with up to £3,000 available for those on the lowest incomes; year-round free accommodation for care leavers and doubling of the student hardship fund and bursaries for mature students
- An additional £1 million in support for postgraduate research students, bringing the total to £3 million, so that future graduates with a larger debt will not be deterred from continuing on to postgraduate research
- Improved efficiency in administration, with expenditure focussed on student-facing services
- A co-curricular award to recognise the many achievements of our students outside of their degree programmes, and improve their employability
- An additional £1 million invested each year in improving the student experience, along with additional capital investment that will improve library, accommodation and teaching and learning facilities.
The Principal, Professor Paul Layzell says, “We want the value of a Royal Holloway degree to be the talking point, so that an investment of £9,000 brings clear returns in the form of an exceptional experience whilst studying with us, and a lifetime of opportunities to follow”.
* £9,000 is the fee proposed, subject to the approval of our access agreement by the Office For Fair Access.