Universities to face greater competition
A planned shake-up of higher education in England is being set out by the government, with the aim of creating more competition and giving students greater powers.
From 2012 universities could compete for places, including with the private sector, and be held accountable for the quality of their teaching.
A White Paper is promising to ensure "students get their money's worth" as they face paying higher tuition fees.
Reeta Chakrabarti reports.