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Students promised formal contracts with Unis.

Students promised formal contracts with Unis.

Students will have formal contracts with universities, so they can challenge them over too few teaching hours or if facilities are inadequate, says Universities Minister Jo Johnson.

Mr Johnson highlighted growing concerns among students about not getting good value for money.

He also warned universities to stop "excessive" pay for vice-chancellors.

But Mr Johnson rejected calls to scrap tuition fees - saying it would be a "disaster of historic proportions".

The Russell Group of leading universities was lukewarm in its response to the idea of a binding contract - warning of "unintended consequences" and saying that "no one would want to see standards undermined by the risk of legal action".

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