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Increase in number of private universities 'probable'

Published: Wednesday, 08 June 2011   Category: All Graduate job news

There may be an increase in private universities being set up in the UK, according to Push.co.uk.

Johnny Rich, editor of the website said that most students would not be able to afford the high fees.

"Some universities will back off funding arts and humanities because the funding arrangements aren't as generous," he said.

"Yet, there is a lot of demand for those courses and more of that demand is from people who can afford to pay, both overseas students and UK students."

Philosopher AC Grayling recently announced the creation of the London-based New College of the Humanities, which it is hoped will compete with students from Oxbridge for the top graduate roles.

The privately-owned London-based university will open in September 2012 and is planning to charge fees of £18,000 per year. Some of the big names set to teach in the institution in Richard Dawkins, Simon Blackburn and Grayling himself.

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