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‘Time bomb’ ticking in higher education, says Lib Dem MP

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Layla Moran, a Liberal Democrat MP and the party’s education spokesperson, has spoken of a ticking “time bomb” caused by larger, stronger universities poaching students from smaller institutions.

Moran, who was speaking on 16 September at the Liberal Democrats’ autumn conference, said there were “newer universities that are on the brink of not being able to offer as broad a range of courses as we’d like”.

“One of the reasons why we believe this is happening is because the bigger, stronger universities are now advertising to poach students from others,” said Moran in response to a question from HE.

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