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Take Action Against The Government’s Proposed 50% Funding Cut to Music at HE Level

The Government's plan to impose a catastrophic 50% funding cut to arts subjects including music at Higher Education (HE) level in England have caused uproar on social media.

Published: 05 May 2021 | 6:24 PM Updated: 07 May 2021 | 12:15 PM
A student is performing to her teacher in a concert room of what appears to be a conservatoire.
A proposed funding cut this big and this impactful must be consulted on fully and fairly with all those affected. Photo credit: Stocksy

The Government’s consultation has now closed, but there are still three vital ways that you can take action – explore them on our campaign hub now.

Known as “residual funding”, it is the money the Government gives Higher Education Institutions to top up course funding that otherwise comes from students’ tuition fees.

These cuts will cause chaos for students starting courses this autumn, and put the UK’s world leading reputation for music and the arts at risk.

That’s why the MU is opposing these cuts and calling for them to be scrapped immediately.

We are also asking important questions about the consultation process. A proposed funding cut this big and this impactful must be consulted on fully and fairly with all those affected.

Be sure your voice is heard

The consultation closed at 11:59 pm on Thursday 6 May.

Missed the consultation deadline – there are three ways you can have your say right now.

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