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Day: June 2, 2020

Plan to cap numbers at UK universities to go ahead
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Plan to cap numbers at UK universities to go ahead

    The UK government is going ahead with controversial plans to limit the number of students from England who can enrol at universities in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, rejecting opposition from the devolved administrations. Education ministers from Scotland and Wales angrily denounced the move, which they said was designed to stop damaging competition for students among English universities but could instead destabilise their own institutions. Michelle Donelan, the higher education minister for England, held meetings throughout the day with her counterparts from the devolved governments, but refused to back down on the policy. Kirsty Williams, the Welsh education minister, said after meeting Donelan: I disagree strongly with England’s approach on this matter....