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Michelle Donelan hits back after days of press interest in her policies

This is going well. By which we mean government plans to introduce performance thresholds for university courses. You would think that the consequences of such a policy would be fairly obvious.

Where degrees see more than a quarter of students drop out, or fewer than 60 per cent of graduates in professional employment or further study, the Office for Students is to be asked to stage an intervention. Given that there is no disciplinary whip that ministers can yield that our world-class vice-chancellors are not prepared to preemptively crack themselves, universities in England are currently reviewing their data sets on progression, completion and employability.

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