JERSEY students could be forced to pay more to go to university if the UK government takes notice of a national survey released this week.
The BBC survey reported that two-thirds of university vice-chancellors in England and Wales believe that they need to raise their tuition fees and have suggested levels ranging from £4,000 to £20,000 a year.
The survey also indicated that more than half of university heads want students to pay at least £5,000 a year, or for there to be no upper limit.
Jersey’s head of careers and work-related learning, Andy Gibbs (pictured), said that a move in that direction would almost certainly have an impact on what Islanders have to pay. However, he added that he was hopeful that this kind of move was something that the UK government would be unlikely to approve.