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UK: private colleges questioned in £8m fraud

The UK’s Universities & Science Minister David Willetts has today announced in a written statement that £8m was paid in maintenance loans to potentially bogus EU students at Alternative Providers (APs) and is threatening legal action against private colleges found to be involved.

Willetts signals new UK HE regulation for all

A new regulatory policy "is coming" that will pave the way for parity of policy between UK HE institutions and Alternative Providers (APs) from the private sector. Universities Minister David Willetts addressed Study UK members this week, whose members represent the "voice of independent education". He also spoke about student number controls at APs.