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Summary: More than half of students would not have gone to university if they had been forced to pay Au9,000 a year for their degrees.

More than half of students would not have gone to university if they had been forced to pay Au9,000 a year for their degrees, research suggests.

A third say they would have been turned off by fees of Au6,000, according to the survey by High Fliers Research.

The poll questioned 12,658 final year UK students at 24 English universities, each of which are expected to charge the maximum Au9,000 for courses from 2012.

The findings reveal the extent to which the Government's plans to triple fees could affect students.

Students at Loughborough, Sheffield, Lancaster, Liverpool and Reading were the most concerned, with more than three-fifths at each saying they would not have started their degree if they had to pay the maximum fee.

Students attending Oxford and Cambridge were the least concerned by the fee hike, with 25 per cent and 27 per cent saying they would be put off by higher fees.

Managing director of High Fliers Research, Martin Birchall said: "This highlights the invidious position that universities have been put in by the Government's decision to cut funding for undergraduate teaching from 2012 and replace it with substantially higher student tuition fees."

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Date:Apr 29, 2011
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