CALL TO END LOW-VALUE DEGREES

The Education Secretary has called on universities to drop or revamp courses delivering poor value for money, ensuring record investment in the university sector helps students to achieve their potential. 

  • Our university sector has benefitted from record investment and we should be proud of its world class reputation.
  • However, new analysis shows that some courses are not helping graduates achieve the income boost they rightly expect - on more than one in 10 of all courses, there is a 75 per cent chance that graduates won’t be earning £25,000 five years after graduating.
  • As students and taxpayers share the cost of higher education we must challenge those institutions not delivering value for money.

Alongside widening university access we are holding universities to account and boosting high-quality technical options - so that all young people can fulfil their potential.