Universities at risk of financial failure

A secret list of nearly 50 universities and colleges at risk of financial failure has been drawn up by government officials since tuition fees were introduced, according to the Guardian.

Documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act name 46 institutions which the government feared could collapse even after the introduction of tuition fees boosted university funding.

The institutions, largely ex-polytechnics, have hundreds of thousands of students and include large universities such as London South Bank University, Greenwich University and Liverpool John Moores University. Queen Mary, University of London, is also listed.

Secret list of universities facing collapse (The Guardian, 7 July 2007)