The Scottish Conservatives have performed a major U-turn and thrown their backing behind the country’s free university tuition system.

The shift was announced by Douglas Ross, the party’s new leader, in a move that puts him at odds with his Conservative colleagues in the Westminster government.

Matt Crilly, the National Union of Students’ Scotland president, said the Tory announcement was “a victory for students and prospective students across Scotland”.

Scotland’s Scottish National Party government has already announced that it will end free university tuition for European Union students starting courses in the country from September 2021 onwards, following Brexit.

Noticia en Times Higher Education

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