For Staff

The timescales for funding changes

The Government aims to have changes to higher education funding confirmed by February 2011. This will allow students and institutions to prepare for new arrangements which would take effect for people starting their courses in 2012. The possible timetable for the changes follows below.

Over the coming months, members of the Vice-Chancellor's Executive Group will be available to join School and Faculty meetings to discuss the implications of the funding changes. Updates on the funding arrangements will be taken to meetings of the Senate.

13 October Browne Report published
20 October Comprehensive Spending Review published
9 December MPs vote on fees cap

February - March
Confirmation of funding arrangements for students starting in 2012
16 March
Senate discusses fee and financial support proposals
17 March
HEFCE confirms funding to individual institutions for 2011/12
31 March
Council considers and approves the University's 2012 fees and financial support arrangements
19 April
Deadline for Access Agreement submissions to OFFA
19 April
Leeds' Money Guide to be published
UCAS publishes course information for 2012 entry
Government White Paper expected to be published
Leeds University Open Days
OFFA decision on Access Agreement submissions
UCAS website listings for 2012 to include fee information