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Newcastle University to charge £9,000 tuition fees

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Published: 14th Apr 2011 10:03:54

Newcastle University has announced plans to charge the maximum £9,000 tuition fees for new UK and EU undergraduates from 2012.

The university has promised that up to a third of students will be eligible for reduced fees and also set aside £29m for bursaries over five years.

Vice-Chancellor, Prof Chris Brink, said he was confident the higher fees would not "put off" potential students.

The National Union of Students said the move would hit poorer students.

A number of other universities have already announced £9,000 fees.

The university currently has 14,700 undergraduates and 5,700 postgraduates, and employs about 5,000 people.

In 2010 it generated almost £93m from academic fees and support grants.

Prof Brink added: "Newcastle University is a modern civic university with a proud tradition, committed to world-class academic excellence.

"We are consistently ranked in the top 20 in the UK for research power and student experience, and have a strong graduate employability record.

"We want to continue to attract the brightest and best students from all backgrounds to study here.

"We are planning to build on our existing wide range of activities to promote fair access, which will include a generous package of support to ensure that students will not be put off applying to us for financial reasons."

Liam Burns, who is the newly-elected president of the National Union of Students, said the university's decision was "bad news."

He said: "Local students from poorer backgrounds will be put off by this. It doesn't matter whether you pay it back up front.

"At 17 I would never have wanted to take on that sort of debt and so it will put off the poorest."

University fees declared so far are listed in the table below. Please send further updates to educationnews@bbc.co.uk

Anglia Ruskin

£8,000

Considering

Million+

Aston

£9,000

Confirmed

Tuition fees proposal for 2012

Bath

£9,000

Confirmed

1994 Group

Birkbeck

£6,000 - £9,000 pro rata

Confirmed

1994 Group

Four-year undergraduate courses from £4,500 to £6,750

Birmingham

£9,000

Confirmed

Russell

Financial support and fees

Bishop Grosseteste, Lincoln

£7,500

Confirmed

Guild HE

Fee level is for "majority of courses"

Brighton and Sussex Medical School

£9,000

Confirmed

University statement

Cambridge

£9,000

Confirmed

Russell

Flexible financial support plan

City University, London

£9,000

Confirmed

Vice-chancellor's statement

Coventry

£4,600 - £9,000

Confirmed

Million+

Most full-time between £7,500 and £9,000

Derby

£6,995 to £7,995

Confirmed

Million+

Durham

£9,000

Confirmed

1994 Group

"Fees market takes shape"

Essex

£9,000

Confirmed

1994 Group

University statement

Exeter

£9,000

Confirmed

1994 Group

University statement

Falmouth

£9,000

Confirmed

Guild HE

University statement

Hertfordshire

£7,400 - £8,500

Confirmed

University Alliance

University statement

Imperial

£9,000

Confirmed

Russell

Rector's statement

Kent

£9,000

Confirmed

None

University statement

Keele

£9,000

Confirmed

University statement

Lancaster

£9,000

Confirmed

1994 Group

Leeds

£9,000

Confirmed

Russell

University statement

Leeds Met

£8,500

Confirmed

Million+

Leicester

£9,000

Confirmed

1994 Group

University statement

Liverpool

£9,000

Confirmed

Russell

University statement

Liverpool John Moores

£9,000

Confirmed

University Alliance

University statement

London Met

£4,500 - £9,000

Expected

Million+

Expecting average to be £6,000-£7,000

London South Bank

£8,390

Confirmed

Million+

Loughborough

£9,000

Confirmed

1994 Group

University statement

Manchester

£9,000

Confirmed

Russell

University statement

Nottingham

£9,000

Confirmed

Russell

University statement

Oxford

£9,000

Confirmed

Russell

Fees and waivers

Oxford Brookes

£9,000

Confirmed

University Alliance

University statement

Portsmouth

£8,500

Confirmed

University Alliance

Reading

£9,000

Confirmed

1994 Group

University statement

Royal Agricultural College

£9,000

Confirmed

University statement

School of Oriental and African Studies

£9,000

Expected

1994 Group

Sheffield

£9,000

Confirmed

Russell

University statement

Southampton Solent

£7,800

Confirmed

Million+

University statement

Surrey

£9,000

Confirmed

1994 Group

Statement on need to raise fees

Sussex

£9,000

Confirmed

1994 Group

Details of scholarship scheme

St Mary's University College, Twickenham

£8,000

Confirmed

Guild HE

University statement

UCL

£9,000

Confirmed

Russell

Provost's statement

University Campus Suffolk

£7,500 - £8,000

Confirmed

University statement

University of Central Lancashire

£9,000

Confirmed

Million+

University statement

Warwick

£9,000

Confirmed

Russell

Fees and widening participation statement

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