Live Q+A: University tuition fees - Wednesday 25 May - 1-3pm

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The new university fees are said to be putting off A-Level students from moving on to further education, with many charging students the maximum annual tuition of £9,000 – three times more than students currently pay.

So can you afford to go to university now? And will your course be worth the money that you pay for it?

If you're unsure about the new fees and how they'll affect your prospects of further education then help is at hand in our live Q+A on tuition fees and universities where our team of experts will answer all of your questions.

You can also quiz our panel on all aspects of student finance and how to find out if you are eligible and apply for financial support during your studies.

Our panel includes:

Jane NelsonJane Nelson, Pro Vice-Chancellor Student Affairs, University of Wolverhampton

Jane Nelson has overall responsibility for student affairs (including Registry, Office of the Dean of Students, student support, tuition fees and bursaries and timetabling), alumni and fundraising at the University of Wolverhampton.


This makes her perfectly placed to offer advice to prospective students who have questions about how the new fees will affect their university lives.

Usman Ali, Vice President (Higher Education), National Union of Students

Usman Ali is the first Muslim Vice-President in the history of the National Union of Students. He was also the Chair of the Communications Scrutiny Committee and the Nominations committee whilst being on the 'block.'

Prior to the NUS, he was the President and Vice-President (Activities) at the University of Salford, where he studied Business Information Systems with a 1 year industrial placement.

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