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    Why didn't my Welsh mum give birth to me in Wales instead of England? She should have foreseen this! :mad: I'm half Welsh and have lived in Wales for 5 years sure that was 12 years ago that should count!
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    (Original post by jb9191)
    Not really happy.

    Do you know how much of a knob I'll feel paying £3290 per year for a computer science degree when someone English sat next to me has to pay £6000+ depending on what they are set at - for the same degree.

    I'll get a debt of about £10,000 in tuition fees whilst they get a debt of around £20,000 - 25,000 for the same course. Its a bit unfair I think.

    I honestly hope and pray all the English students go crazy now and demand they scrap the fee increase.

    Can you imagine going into a shop and an English person pays £150 for an iPod and then you try and buy the same one and the guy behind the counter asks if you're English or Welsh, you tell him you're Welsh and he says its going to cost you £600 because of your nationality.
    But its like that right now anyway because of international students paying a lot more than home students.
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    That is like, so unfair, I can't believe they are actually doing that. OMG, they should propose this for English students too. I mean, like, the Welsh aren't even important people ... like jeez.
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    (Original post by pinpoint)
    That is like, so unfair, I can't believe they are actually doing that. OMG, they should propose this for English students too. I mean, like, the Welsh aren't even important people ... like jeez.
    We are.

    We even dominate sport now.

    The most successful player in the premiership ever - Ryan Giggs (welsh)

    The best player in the premiership on form and in Europe - Gareth Bale (welsh)

    The welsh are the future. All you English won't be able to afford university and Wales will take over and us Welsh will take all your jobs and invade your schools with sheep.

    Just you wait !
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    Play the racism card?
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    You don't have to be born in Wales, you have to be 'domiciled Welsh', meaning that you live permanently in Wales.
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    Good on the Welsh assembly, a great decision, I am a Welsh student hoping to apply for university in 2012.

    I hope Wales can be a beacon for what is right and guide other UK politicians to the correct decision on this matter.

    Clegg and Cameron, sort it out.

    The finances are hard but the money can and must be found.
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    Good on the Welsh Assembly, would love for us to gain some independence from England like Scotland have but we're not even a country.
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    I feel very sorry for English students as it's obviously annoying and frustrating, though fair. I'll hopefully be going to uni in 2012 though, so this is great for me. I <3 Y Cynulliad.
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    Lucky for the Welsh students (and Scottish, as it always has been) but it's highly unfair for the English students.
    Not anyone's fault apart from the governments (current and previous), who seem to think that higher education and the future graduates aren't a large priority.
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    As I'm Welsh I'm veeeeery happy about this!!
    I wish it was for everyone though!
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    Still have to sh*g sheep though.
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    (Original post by fredster2004)
    So can I just spend my gap year in Wales and reapply?!
    Surely that's a solution!
    I think you have to live in Wales for at least 3 years...
    I may be wrong but my mum told me earlier lol
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    (Original post by WelshBluebird)
    But its like that right now anyway because of international students paying a lot more than home students.
    Yeah that is true. However, international students choose to come over here and study - they have always known that their fees are higher - if they dont like the high costs in the UK they wouldnt study over here, instead they would get as good education as they can in their own country.

    English students dont have any other option - this means english will be studying with welsh people on the same course who are paying fees a lot lower, thats what the guy was saying.
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    (Original post by mellie220)
    Lucky for the Welsh students (and Scottish, as it always has been) but it's highly unfair for the English students.
    Not anyone's fault apart from the governments (current and previous), who seem to think that higher education and the future graduates aren't a large priority.
    It doesn't help when the media belittles students and people who want to further their careers with education.

    Students have fought and protested the gradual erosion of their financial situation over many years (and decades), but have never managed to prevent it. Perhaps the reason why is that the public and media in general don't like students. My guess is that there are two reasons - a dislike of young people by older people and antipathy towards university.

    Whatever the reason, the students have always lacked public support.
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    So Welsh students will actually benefit from a rise in tuition fees since presumably the new rules regarding paying back what you owe once you earn £21000 still apply to them?
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    (Original post by Jackthevillain)
    Still have to sh*g sheep though.
    I'll be paying £3290 x 3 = roughly £10,000 on my degree

    You will be paying double that at a minimum.

    The money I save I will use to hire your mother for escort services.

    No more sheep for Wales. <3 Welsh Assembly.


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    " Education, Escorts & Employment "
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    (Original post by doivid)
    So Welsh students will actually benefit from a rise in tuition fees since presumably the new rules regarding paying back what you owe once you earn £21000 still apply to them?
    Basically for Welsh Students

    2011 entry

    £3290 Tuition fee costs per year
    Same maintenance loan
    Pay back when earning over £15,000
    Interest at rate of inflation

    2012 entry

    £3290 Tuition fee costs per year
    Same maintenance loan
    Pay back when earning over £21,000
    Interest at rate of inflation + 3% I think


    Therefore, those who go in 2012 pay when they earn more but their debts also gain more interest. Pro's and Con's of both methods of entry.

    I'm going in 2011.
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    I lived in Wales for 7 years, I should totally qualify!
    I mean, ignoring the fact I have since lived in England for over 11 years, was born in England to 2 English parents

    but still....
    I was a loyal resident of your country!
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    (Original post by jb9191)
    I'll be paying £3290 x 3 = roughly £10,000 on my degree

    You will be paying double that at a minimum.

    The money I save I will use to hire your mother for escort services.

    No more sheep for Wales. <3 Welsh Assembly.


    New Welsh Education Pledge


    " Education, Escorts & Employment "
    Im not going uni though lol moving out of sh*tty England.
 
 
 
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