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    (Original post by cpj1987)
    Preston, too. I can't imagine it'd be anything without the student population.
    50% of the children in the area, for instance, are considered to be growing up in 'poverty', and it shows in many parts of the city. The more modern, popular areas are filled with consumer students and working grads.
    Yes.
    I can't imagine Newcastle without the students either.
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    (Original post by Epud)

    Abolishing fees would eradicate the major inequality in education once and for all.
    I think not. The standard of schools (both private and state) below university level differs so dramatically; especially between rich and poor areas. Simply abolishing fees for university will not eradicate inequality throughout the education system. Changes need to be made in schools if equality is to be sought.
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    Well if you're going to try something that radical just go ahead and replace the financial system (banks and rating companies), that would be more effective and easier.
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    No. Firstly, location is important and was one of the most crucial factors I considered when choosing my unis. Secondly, I want to socialise with science students as well and not just be restricted to people doing the same subject as me.
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    (Original post by Epud)
    The government should shut down all universities and have them merge into 10 or so massive insitutions that serve to educate and train students, and it should be free.

    Prospective undergraduates should be selected on academic merit or by however the institution deems appropriate. Abolishing fees would eradicate the major inequality in education once and for all.

    The location of the university isn't important in such a small world. They should be called something along the lines of "University of X" with X being its specialty for example engineering, law or art.

    18 is too young to decide what field you wish to work in for the rest of your life. Therefore relocating to work in industry will be compulsory for all citizens of 18 years old of which companies will be obliged by law to hire and pay fairly. The only other option for the student should be national service until you've "found yourself" or death by firing squad.
    Didn't really like this from the start but then I read this bit.

    ****.off.
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    I do think that some should be merged together but not to the extent that the OP desires. If some of the smaller, less well-funded institutions merged they would attract more grants and more students, and hence increase research and education quality. I take University of Ulster as an example. It has four campuses in four different towns and I simply don't see why :s
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    (Original post by Epud)
    The government should shut down all universities and have them merge into 10 or so massive insitutions that serve to educate and train students, and it should be free.

    Prospective undergraduates should be selected on academic merit or by however the institution deems appropriate. Abolishing fees would eradicate the major inequality in education once and for all.

    Yes, but £10 says you've not thought this through... free education would require dropouts to payback their subsidy to the taxpayer. why in the **** thing we call a democrazy, just wont happen.

    The location of the university isn't important in such a small world. They should be called something along the lines of "University of X" with X being its specialty for example engineering, law or art.

    18 is too young to decide what field you wish to work in for the rest of your life. Therefore relocating to work in industry will be compulsory for all citizens of 18 years old of which companies will be obliged by law to hire and pay fairly. The only other option for the student should be national service until you've "found yourself" or death by firing squad.

    just dumb.
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    (Original post by Epud)
    18 is too young to decide what field you wish to work in for the rest of your life.
    No it's not. I decided I wanted to work in the field of translation and would start by taking a degree in translation to see how I got on. I'm doing my placement at an agency right now and it's the best decision I ever made. It's a good idea to start thinking early.
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    (Original post by hannah_dru)
    No it's not. I decided I wanted to work in the field of translation and would start by taking a degree in translation to see how I got on. I'm doing my placement at an agency right now and it's the best decision I ever made. It's a good idea to start thinking early.
    This.
    The only reson I'm not doing Speech Therapy at Uni now is because I decided to late.
 
 
 
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