Strapped for cash: why are Britain’s universities running out of money?

Institutions put on warning list owing to ‘unrealistic’ student intake projections

British graduates at degree ceremonies
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One in five British universities has been placed on a financial risk list by regulators.

Figures released by the Office for Students (OfS) show that 71 universities or institutions registered with it have been put on “enhanced monitoring”, as regulators are worried about their finances.

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