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Government cuts could deprive 300,000 of university places in 2010-2011 watch


    (Original post by DJkG.1)

    No, not really. Not spelling the name of a traditional, red-brick university does not render the successful applicant to such an institution a "lower-end student".
    (Original post by David.Williamz)
    I didn't know spelling constituted 'lower end students'; interesting view point :fight:
    I know, I know, that was just my idea of a joke.

    (Original post by warrenpenalver)
    Simple, if you dont get the grades and cant retake them to get them then simply you have to accept that your not an academic and probably will never be. Just choose a vocational career path.

    Sorry but not everyone is cut out to be rocket scientists!!!
    well i got two C's a D and an E would you say thats bad, i have retaken some so that should boost grades still tis not looking good

    I dont care if the teaching standards go a bit low in unis....I mean how low can they go anyway?.....whats the worst case scenario?....the only reason people should go to uni is because they have a genuine interest in their field, which means that they will 'learn' whether or not there is a teacher lecturing them.....provided that books and the mighty Internet is available ofcourse......

    I think the tuition cap should go up to £4000, but subsidies should stay the same... people should have to pay at least a bit upfront for tuition, and the universities need more funding. We don't have that many university places, and it's unrealistic to send everyone to university. Sorry 300,000 people, you're going to have to do something else altogether or wait a year.
    Higher education is not a human right, and it's not for everyone.
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