As a minister in the coalition government, Willetts introduced £9,000 tuition fees. In an interview as he publishes a new book, he says the system is well-designed and fair.
When the political becomes personal.
Undemocratic? Bureaucratic? The EU and universities have plenty in common.
Brexit has put scholarly endeavour in Britain under a huge new strain.
Brexit, and proposed changes to the way research is assessed, are making Britain uncompetitive in the global race for academic talent.
What leaving the EU means for research, student experience and higher education reforms.
University leaders voice concerns over a possible Brexit and how it would impact student mobility, research funding and the attractiveness of UK universities.
The British labour force has a lot to lose if EU students are turned off coming to the UK.