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Students lack information on how tuition fees are spent and think they receive poor value for money.

Nearly 90 per cent of full-time undergraduates say they are satisfied with their courses, according to a survey of the first cohort to pay £9,000 fees across all three year groups. However 29 per cent of English students feel they do not get a good deal for the money they pay.

The student academic experience survey of 15,000 students, which is conducted annually by YouthSight for the Highest Education Policy Institute and the Higher Education Academy, shows that English students think they get a poor deal. Only 7 per cent gave the top value-for-money rating, compared with 35 per cent of Scottish students in Scotland, who do not pay fees. Furthermore perceptions of value for money in England have worsened since 2012, when 49 per cent of students said they thought they had received a good deal, compared to 33 per cent in 2015.

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