The number of top universities in the UK is set to increase by 2,500 over the next three years.
The National Union of Students (NUS) has warned that this will lead to an “elite and very wealthy” number of students leaving the country in the next few years.
NUS general secretary Adam Bickerton has also said that there is an “urgent need” for more research funding to be made available to UK universities.
This comes as a major new survey of top colleges revealed that the vast majority of students from poorer families are now choosing to go to university.
This includes many from ethnic minorities, who are being pushed out of higher education by the cost of living and the rise of the “career-focused economy”.
This means that students from poor families are spending more money on their education and less on other things, such as their own housing, according to the new NUS report.
As a result, the UK’s higher education sector is already struggling to compete with higher-quality European counterparts.
As well as being struggling to attract top-level talent, the sector is also struggling to deliver its flagship education product, the National Curriculum, which has been touted as the key to improving Britain’s education system.
The NUS has been calling for a major overhaul of the curriculum, which includes introducing a system that would allow universities to publish their own syllabi and teach students the material themselves.
However, the Government has rejected these proposals, arguing that they will be “unduly burdensome”.
Meanwhile, the number of graduates from the country’s top colleges has increased by more than 50% since 2007.
The number from higher education is set for an estimated 25,000 in 2020, according the National Union.
NU’s general secretary has called for a review of the National Education Service (NES), which is responsible for running the NUS’s Higher Education Programme, which aims to deliver a world-class university education to students.
He has also suggested that universities should be able to offer tuition fees of up to £7,000 a year, a move that would lead to a dramatic increase in tuition fees.
However he also warned that the Government needs to make further reforms to the NES, including creating a new funding system to help students pay for their education.
It would be a “huge boost” for the NU to see more people from poorer backgrounds enrolled in higher education, said the NUs general secretary.
“We need to be looking at all these issues,” he said.
“The only way we are going to make this happen is by creating a better education system and a better future for our children.”
A new report commissioned by the NUP found that the number from poorer households had also increased dramatically.
In the past decade, the Nus has seen a 60% increase in the number who are non-white and the number has risen by 30% in the past five years.
According to the report, the proportion of people in the lower middle class has also increased by a third since 2007, from 16% to 23%.
This is because the Nuis new curriculum includes a new emphasis on English, maths, science, and the humanities, and includes an emphasis on teaching students about science and technology.
In addition, the report found that students are being more likely to opt for private schools rather than traditional state schools.
This is in spite of the fact that the Nsus Higher Education Policy Statement (HEP) has suggested that all schools should have access to a higher-level curriculum that includes science, technology, engineering and maths, as well as English.
However it also states that “the introduction of higher-levels of education would not only improve the prospects of students but also improve the quality of life for all pupils”.
The NU also said it would be “unwise” for universities to cut the number and quality of their teaching staff in favour of a “faster, more flexible” curriculum.
A report commissioned for the Government by the National Association of School and College Leaders (NASCL) also found that “less money is being spent on research and teaching”.
Instead, NASCL’s report suggested that the government should make higher-education funding more available to universities by providing a “new, more competitive funding structure”.
“The funding model should provide universities the flexibility to invest more in research and in teaching,” it said.
However the NASCL report also highlighted that universities were underfunded and over-regulated.
“Research is an essential part of our universities’ education,” it stated.
“This should not be a problem, but we should not forget that funding is limited and the NHS, the NHS Foundation Trust and other public bodies are underfunded by an average of more than 40%.”
According to NASCL, the government needs to provide “significant investment” in research funding and the government must also do more to boost the number working in higher-tech sectors such as technology. “Many