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Lecturers want 'radical' overhaul of fees.

Lecturers want 'radical' overhaul of fees.

University staff are calling for a "radical" overhaul of tuition fees and higher education funding in England in a review of student finance.

Sally Hunt, leader of the UCU lecturers' union, says the review must be more than "tinkering at the edges".

The review, to be formally announced in the next few days, follows a promise by the prime minister to examine the cost of university.

Theresa May said the review would show "we have listened and we have learned".

Ms Hunt, whose members are threatening strike action next week in a pensions dispute, says there needs to be a "fundamental look at university funding".

"Too often recent reviews have simply resulted in finding new ways to saddle students with record levels of debt," said Ms Hunt.

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