Cambridge Uni spurns Government top-up fees

Cambridge University has become the first institution to reject Government proposals to introduce top-up fees, which would saddle students with even bigger debts.

Many research-based institutions support the plans that will be formally announced in January 2003. London’s Imperial College has already said its tuition fees will rise to 10,500 if the Government gives the all-clear. However, Cambridge, which was named as the best place to study law in a survey earlier this year, said it had no plans to hike its fees.