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    (Original post by WelshBluebird)
    Defiantly have to quote this, just because of how true it is.
    Yes, a lot of people go to uni and don't have a specific job in mind.
    However, a degree these days is quite essential really. Even if a job doesn't really need a degree, you will often struggle to get an interview if you do not have a degree.
    Yup pretty much - no degree - no job. Kinda suprising that this hasn't been mentioned at all. Kinda late for it now
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    (Original post by GodspeedGehenna)
    No changes to postgraduate degrees.
    I know, but I was concerned about my third year undergraduate in the UK: when I am not granted with a scholarship to do my third year undergraduate I would screwed. Over here in the Netherlands, they are fining students with 3000 euros per year when you do not succeed in obtaining any bachelor's degree within 5 years. So even when you failed at some other course(s) and are doing a great job at your current course, they are still punishing you for making decisions, such as switching, made based on the 'old contract'.

    Since it took me some time to find the subject of education that works for me (English Language and Culture, started in 2009) from next year on, I would have to pay that fine, which means:

    1700 euros standard tuition fee
    3000 euros fine
    9000 GBP for third year undergraduate in case I do not get the scholarship

    --> too much to handle..

    But since the fees will not rise this year, as I have read in this thread, but in 2012 - 2013, I believe I will be fine
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    (Original post by MoBlo)
    I know, but I was concerned about my third year undergraduate in the UK: when I am not granted with a scholarship to do my third year undergraduate I would screwed. Over here in the Netherlands, they are fining students with 3000 euros per year when you do not succeed in obtaining any bachelor's degree within 5 years. So even when you failed at some other course(s) and are doing a great job at your current course, they are still punishing you for making decisions, such as switching, made based on the 'old contract'.

    Since it took me some time to find the subject of education that works for me (English Language and Culture, started in 2009) from next year on, I would have to pay that fine, which means:

    1700 euros standard tuition fee
    3000 euros fine
    9000 GBP for third year undergraduate in case I do not get the scholarship

    --> too much to handle..

    But since the fees will not rise this year, as I have read in this thread, but in 2012 - 2013, I believe I will be fine
    They are introducing the new scheme in September 2012 entry.

    Those who defer entry from 2011 to 2012 entry will also pay the increased tuition fees.

    Starting university in 2011 is the only hope of the lower fees, well, or being Welsh.
 
 
 
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