According to Daily Mail, universities may have to slash tuition fees because they are unlikely to return to face-to-face teaching this autumn, it was revealed yesterday.
The director of the Centre for Global Higher Education at the University of Oxford said institutions in the northern hemisphere are ‘looking at a new academic year that is predominantly or wholly online’.
In the past two weeks, British universities have switched to online or remote learning to counter the spread of Covid-19 and many have closed campuses.
Speaking at Universities UK’s International Higher Education forum, held online on Wednesday, Professor Marginson warned that international education faces a ‘massive hit’.
Education experts also warned yesterday that students are unlikely to accept continuing to pay full £9,250-a-year charges if they do not have face-to-face teaching this autumn.
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