NUS urges students to boycott Government's trojan horse plan to raise fees
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The National Union of Students (NUS) is calling for a boycott of the 2017 National Student Survey (NSS), claiming it could be used as a justification for tuition fee increases under the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The annual survey is used to measure the perceptions of final year undergraduates at higher education institutions nationwide and "enhance the learning experience for future students," according to the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). The NUS claims that the survey will be used as a way to increase fees by subterfuge. Writing in the Guardian, NUS Vice President for Education Sorana Vieru argued that students completing the survey would be "complicit" in the raising of fees for future generations. She added that there was no guarantee that fee limits would not become "completely uncapped" in future, raising the possibility of annual fees above £12,000 by 2020.
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