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Russell Group issues warning over ‘funding gap’ for universities

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Research-intensive universities raise alarm over funding shortfalls

Per-student funding in 2023-24 will be similar to the level of funding universities received in 2011-12 before tuition fees were tripled, according to a Russell Group briefing on Office for Students data.

The group of 24 research-intensive universities in the UK warned that English universities’ overall income per student from government grants and tuition fees is declining. By 2023-24, it said funding would be “very similar in real terms to the level it was in 2011-12 before tuition fees were tripled to £9,000”.

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