Vice-Chancellor's fees and funding podcast

University funding: 2012 and beyond

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Don Nutbeam, discusses the changes to higher education funding in 2012 and how these will affect the University of Southampton and our students. You can watch the answers to individual questions below, or view the whole podcast.

1. From 2012, UK and EU undergraduates starting their studies at Southampton will be paying £9k a year for their tuition. Can you explain why fees have increased to this level?

2. Why is Southampton setting its fees at £9k?

3. What is your message to students and their parents?

4. Will these fee changes affect international students?

5. Are you not able make savings elsewhere and reduce the fees?

6. Can students expect more for their money when fees rise to £9k?

7. The government’s white paper, published recently, proposes to enable some universities to expand. Does Southampton plan to grow?

8. Do you have any advice for prospective students?