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MPs ask: Do universities provide value for money?

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The House of Commons Education Committee has launched an inquiry into the cost-effectiveness of higher education, both for students and the taxpayer.

The inquiry will examine whether universities are delivering a good-quality service for their students and whether the high salaries of vice-chancellors are linked to positive student outcomes, Robert Halfon, the committee chairman, said in a statement on 15 September.  

“Do we benefit from increased productivity from successful graduates? And do students see a greater dividend throughout their careers as a consequence of their degree?” he asked.

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