Two students, Callum Hurley from Peterborough and Katy Moore from London, plan to challenge the rise of tuition fees from £3,000 a year to a maximum of £9,000 a year in 2012 at the High Court.
Universities in England will be able to increase tuition fees up to a maximum fee of £9,000 a year from September 2012. Student loans will cover tuition fees, with students having to pay back the loans once they earn over £21,000 a year.
Both students believe the rise of tuition fees will break human rights law, saying that poorer students and those from ethnic backgrounds may be discriminated against by the tuition fee change and that the government failed to to give due regard to equality of opportunity.
The students are being represented by Phil Shiner of Public Interest Lawyers.
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Tuition fee rise from Autumn 2012 challenged by 2 students
Tue, 28 Jun 2011
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