I've worked as The Herald's education correspondent for the past five years, covering a range of stories from bogus colleges in Glasgow to the state of the nation's schools and the future of university funding. I'm interested in any stories relating to education. I previously worked at The Scotsman, covering politics and home affairs.
Institutions north of the Border can charge students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland up to £9000 a year.
The limit was introduced to ensure a level playing field with universities in the rest of the UK, which can also charge fees of up to £9000. It was also intended to act as a brake on undue profiteering.
Now a group representing the 12 governing bodies of universities in Scotland has made a controversial call for them to be allowed to set their own maximum fee.