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MeCCSA campaign against the cuts

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As you will know, the Government's proposals for the funding of Higher Education involve the complete cutting of teaching grants for degree courses in arts, humanities and social sciences at England's universities. Only STEM subjects and some modern languages are to be subsidised.

This will hit our field especially hard. Unlike STEM subjects, arts, humanities and social science courses that like us receive Band C HEFCE funding will under these proposals receive no government support to cover the extra cost of the teaching we provide. Our field is already under threat, and will become more so under these proposals.

MeCCSA has therefore prepared a campaign pack for our members. It is available on the website, and includes sample letters to send to MPs. The parliamentary vote on these proposals is likely to be very soon, so as MeCCSA Chair, I urge you to take action now.

The campaign pack can be accessed at:

MeCCSA Campaign Against HE Cuts

How you can campaign against the cuts

Key points as of 15 November

Summary of Browne Review

Campaign Resources and Materials

Sample letter to Lib Dem MP

Letter template

Direct link to campaign pack (word file)


Sue Thornham

Chair of MeCCSA

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