A) Why does the Government want to put 50% of people through University, which middle and upper class people have to subsidise, when 50% of students don't even get 5 GCSEs grades A*-C? It's madness.
B) If Universities need more money, shouldn't that haven taken priority over wasting millions in Iraq, for a war that wasn't even justified?
Yes, international students do have high fees... but they've chosen to come to the UK to study so personally I don't have a problem with that.
As for 22000, I'm going to be way more in debt than that, and that's "only" paying £1000+ tuition fees a year.
I reckon my degree (admittedly 5 years) will cost me around 30,000 to 35,000. 7000 a year is 'reasonable' - Tuition fees 1200 or whatever they were this year, rent 3,200, food 1500, books 500 + travel, going out, clothes etc. I'm 'careful' with money, but it really does mount up.
I don't disagree with tuition fees however, think £3000 a year is rather steep - I certainly may have reconsidered my career choice. Having said that, in terms of a lifetime's income, even at £3000, it's not that much... The fees may make people think more carefully about what they choose to study. I don't see why tax payers should pay for people to study 'mickey mouse' courses. My parents didn't have the opportunity to go to university, so why should they pay for all the people who just want to prolong 'entering the real world'.