What do you think will happen to higher education in Britain if the cap on tuition fees is completely lifted and market forces are allowed to dictate the rates charged and the number of students enrolled each year by each university? Do you think morality and competition for the brightest students would force top universities to subsidize poorer students? Also will competition to fill places keep fees at most institutions affordable? And will the proportion of international students in each university increase as a result of lifting the cap on fees? How will this affect class sizes and the quality of teaching? Lastly, how will the number of EU students coming to the UK to study be affected by such changes?
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Tuition fees watch
- Thread Starter
- 17-03-2011 08:41
- 17-03-2011 09:44
1 - Prices would go through the roof.
2 - We would have to have a totally new system of student loans (as the government could not afford to provide loans for the highest fees).
3 - The quality of teaching at the best unis would probably improve.
4 - The middle / lower unis would probably either have to seriously scale back, or close totally.
5 - Less people would go to uni.