Free University In Lincoln

Concerned about “highly commercialized and profit-oriented” and  high tuition fees,  a group of lecturers from the University of Lincoln have decided to set up a university where students can learn for free.

Branding themselves the Social Science Centre, the 40 academics will teach students the equivalent of BA, MA and PhD levels. Students will be taught in venues such as community centres. All students will be part-time, and will be taught in evenings and weekends.

To cover costs, students who have jobs will be asked to pay a voluntary monthly subscription fee, which will be equivalent to how much they earn in an hour. Official degrees will not be awarded on completion of the courses, but all courses will be taught and assessed at the same level as similar courses in mainstream universities.
Adapted from “Concerned academics set up ‘free’ university in Lincoln”, BBC News.

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