Glasgow has decided not to charge the maximum price for tuition fees to Rest of uk (ruk) students. This policy appears, from recent statistics, to have been the wise choice to make. One of the ideas put forward was a rise to £9,000 tuition fees for ruk students, essentially on the basis that all the other universities were doing it. Advocates of the fee rise claimed that people would view Glasgow as worse than other universities if we didn’t charge the maximum tuition fee, and so, we’d fall behind. Continue reading
- FOI request reveals President Stuart Ritchie at odds with official GUSRC statement
The response to an FOI request from qmunicate has shown that contrary to the GUSRC statement released regarding Rest of UK student fees, President Stuart Ritchie’s place in the RUK fees consultative process was not used to argue for a lower figure than that announced.
In a series of emails between Mr Ritchie and the University of Glasgow’s Director of Corporate Communications, Susan Stewart, it appears that Ritchie in fact argued for higher RUK fees than those announced. In one such email Ms. Stewart remarks that she is disappointed at how negatively the GUSRC statement reflected on the University’s decision, considering ‘you [Ritchie] were one of the people on working group arguing for the 9k position’. Continue reading