Mandelson blow to University of Hertfordshire

LIB Dem prospective MP Paul Zukowskyj has slammed Business Secretary Peter Mandelson after he announced that university funding would be slashed by �398m in 2010-11.

He spoke out after Lord Mandelson revealed the budget cut in a letter to the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

Mr Zukowskyj, who works at the University of Hertfordshire, said: “In the middle of a recession it makes no sense to slash and burn the higher education sector.”

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