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    Instead of changing how much all degrees cost; shouldn't it be done by how much work goes into each degree discipline?
    for example: I do an accounting degree. I get a total of 24 modules, 6 in the first year were either reviews of Alevel or superfluous as to giving candidates flexibility if they want to change degree disciplines. So on average, my table allows 3 modules each term - yet engineering or other subjects have far more contact hours, modules and is just generally a much harder subject.

    If degrees like accounting, business and other low contact hours / low difficulty by comparison were made more difficult or I had more modules to learn then I wouldn't bat an eyelid at 9k/a . especially when its going to be written off later on anyway.
    and before any mentions, i've asked to have extra modules / work but personal tutor and university admins won't let me.
    As it stands most of the time at university for low difficulty subjects is wasted. I'm pay for the piece of paper to say I've done a degree; not for the lessons or seminars I get; because so far I could have bought books, self studied this in half the time and just flat out paid for the tests.
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    (Original post by tearteto)
    Instead of changing how much all degrees cost; shouldn't it be done by how much work goes into each degree discipline?
    for example: I do an accounting degree. I get a total of 24 modules, 6 in the first year were either reviews of Alevel or superfluous as to giving candidates flexibility if they want to change degree disciplines. So on average, my table allows 3 modules each term - yet engineering or other subjects have far more contact hours, modules and is just generally a much harder subject.

    If degrees like accounting, business and other low contact hours / low difficulty by comparison were made more difficult or I had more modules to learn then I wouldn't bat an eyelid at 9k/a . especially when its going to be written off later on anyway.
    and before any mentions, i've asked to have extra modules / work but personal tutor and university admins won't let me.
    As it stands most of the time at university for low difficulty subjects is wasted. I'm pay for the piece of paper to say I've done a degree; not for the lessons or seminars I get; because so far I could have bought books, self studied this in half the time and just flat out paid for the tests.
    More contact hours doesn't necessarily mean more work; I have a lot more contact hours than friends doing history, but they need to do a lot more work because they have a lot of reading and essays.

    You also have to remember that at uni you should be all grown up and not need somebody to hold your hand the while time, there is an expectation for you to do work in your free time, we have it described as effectively a full time job, and should spend, about 8 hours a day working, 8 sleeping and 8 eating and socialising and whatever else as genuinely free time. Just because you have nothing timetabled doesn't mean you should be doing nothing.

    The other thing that people generally ignore is that the service you are ultimately paying for is not the contact hours, it is the piece of paper and the rest is variably optional resources to help you.

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    Let's settle for an even 6k.
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    More contact hours doesn't necessarily mean more work; I have a lot more contact hours than friends doing history, but they need to do a lot more work because they have a lot of reading and essays.

    You also have to remember that at uni you should be all grown up and not need somebody to hold your hand the while time, there is an expectation for you to do work in your free time, we have it described as effectively a full time job, and should spend, about 8 hours a day working, 8 sleeping and 8 eating and socialising and whatever else as genuinely free time. Just because you have nothing timetabled doesn't mean you should be doing nothing.

    The other thing that people generally ignore is that the service you are ultimately paying for is not the contact hours, it is the piece of paper and the rest is variably optional resources to help you.

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    I feel like you're rather missing the point. Even accounting for the extra study time that I do in my free time; I have far too much of it. The current skills gained by this degree and the corresponding paper is not worth it. I'm saying drive up the difficulty level to make it more competitve / useful for the people that are going to do the work or lower the price to the difficulty level accordingly which in turn will make the difficult degrees worth more.
 
 
 
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