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    I want to go into a Science-related career, so my going to university was never in question. Not looking forward to all that debt though
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    (Original post by meenu89)
    They do know that they will not pay up-front don't they?
    Probably a lot of them do know that. But I think it's understandable that despite this people don't want that about of debt hanging over their shoulders, especially if they come from a family background that doesn't encourage uni in the first place.
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    (Original post by squareroot1764)
    Probably a lot of them do know that. But I think it's understandable that despite this people don't want that about of debt hanging over their shoulders, especially if they come from a family background that doesn't encourage uni in the first place.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-11483638

    Make sure they read this before they decide. The 'debt' will not 'hang over their shoulder' as you put it.
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    (Original post by rugbyladosc)
    Well lets be honest most tax revenue is generated by England, so I don't see why we should subsidize their fees. I am not blaming anyone I was just asking him if he would be happy benefiting whilst we don't. I actually hope the assemblies pass it.
    Yeah so? There are less students in Wales and Scotland too so the welsh and scottish taxes will more than cover it.

    I don't understand this notion of us 'subsidizing' their fees. If we spent less on transport and health like they did, then we would have the money to lower the fees.
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    (Original post by clara78)
    wtf are you talking about it doesn't matter if your from a poor background its about your upbringing most of my siblings did really well at uni and at school my oldest bro is studying mathematics and my sis is studying history i think its more to do with your ethnic background because coming from an Asian family my parents always encouraged us to do really well at school and always told us to aim higher.
    punctuation. PLEASE!

    But I take your point.
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    (Original post by S129439)
    Yeah so? There are less students in Wales and Scotland too so the welsh and scottish taxes will more than cover it.

    I don't understand this notion of us 'subsidizing' their fees. If we spent less on transport and health like they did, then we would have the money to lower the fees.
    Sorry *subsidising.

    Anyway, I don't see why my parents should help pay for Welsh and Scottish students to go to uni when they can't afford to send me to uni at all. Its an injustice.

    Just my opinion, no need to jump down my throat for it...
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    I'll go to Uni, whether it's in the UK or not is a different matter as for 'International students' (despite us being closer to the UK than France, both culturally and distance wise), the med school expenses are ridiculous, to the point where it's cheaper to study for 8 years in the US at a state school (or a little more for private) than 5 years in the UK at even the cheapest Uni.
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    (Original post by robotwars)
    We have seen that fees in most universities across the UK will be the maximum £9,000 a year, with a few exceptions charging a bit below that.

    That's a huge amount of debt to take on into your later life - £27,000 in tuition fees, adding to that i would say roughly £9,000 for accommodation (depends where you are in the UK really) and however much you spend on food and other stuff.

    I was wondering how many of you are considering going to university now, taking into account these massive fees and the huge debt you will be burdened with. Or do you know friends or family who have to consider this decision?

    Thanks for all your responses!
    yes I am. My parents said that no matter what the price they want me and my sister to go to university.

    and I come from a relatively average-above average wealthy money. But I would always get rid of the university fees - education should not have a price (yeah yeah call me a socialist, I am )
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    (Original post by Emor)
    Yeah.

    I won't even notice the effects of the fees, and while maybe not the most probable of paths, I can see my self in an academic career as a lecturer or something, so it may be a necessity. The vast majority of jobs I can see my self in would require a degree.

    My parents are more concerned than me, tbh, but they're not fully informed on the policy.

    EMZ=]

    EDIT: Just incase anyone is wondering, my parents are going to pay for my fees, they just think that I'm not fully aware of the impact it'll have on me, when in actuality, they've not even bothered to read up on the actual policy.
    *aren't, surely?
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    (Original post by rugbyladosc)
    Sorry *subsidising.

    Anyway, I don't see why my parents should help pay for Welsh and Scottish students to go to uni when they can't afford to send me to uni at all. Its an injustice.

    Just my opinion, no need to jump down my throat for it...
    I'm not going overboard (at least not intentionally), just that argument is just poor. I agree that the system still isn't fixed though.
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    Not at all. I'll do A-Levels next year and am already thinking about how to best get myself into university on a medicine course.

    It's not even that I'm rich or anything... I'm not anywhere near rich (my family wouldn't pay for my course even if it was at 3K a year) and I want to do medicine (longer course) at a top uni (9K probably). My parents earn too much to be classed as poor, but have too many debts/too big a mortgage to afford to pay for things for me

    I just think I'll easily earn a lot more than it will cost me. Plus, I really want to be a doctor and help people (and I can't do that with an NVQ from a local college.......)
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    Yes
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    (Original post by mangoh)
    -rep who are u to judge?
    You have no rep power fool! And I'm someone who uses an acceptable level of grammar.

    You actually like trolling people don't you? Painful. SMH dude.
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    (Original post by rugbyladosc)
    You think its OK that central government subsidies your fees whilst we have to pay the full price?
    I never said it was OK but you have to understand that education is devolved in WALES we can do (to an extant) what we want with OUR budget blame the government in Westminster not our assembly. If another country say Ireland subsidies their tuition fees would you be okay with that? England get thing we don't get.
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    (Original post by Keith Lemon)
    ****ing welsh, you do realise you, along with the Scots are living out of our back pockets?
    let me guess the tabloids and headlines are as far as you get.DONt blame OUR GOVERNMENT BLAME YOURS . this has come out of our normal budget we are loosing something else to support this .
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    (Original post by rsp)
    I never said it was OK but you have to understand that education is devolved in WALES we can do (to an extant) what we want with OUR budget blame the government in Westminster not our assembly. If another country say Ireland subsidies their tuition fees would you be okay with that? England get thing we don't get.
    Yeah I blame Westminster!

    But the system is flawed from your end too. Why should we pay for you to go to uni through our taxes whilst we have to pay full wack? I hope its gets passed for your sake but it just seems unfair. We all pay taxes to central government so we should all reap the benefits given equally.
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    (Original post by Keith Lemon)
    ****ing welsh, you do realise you, along with the Scots are living out of our back pockets?
    ****ing Keith Lemon, you do realise that the Scottish and Welsh are taking money out of their other services to subsidise university fees?
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    (Original post by Khaysha-Saine)
    I think the rise in fees is a BIG mistake because now all people are going to do is either apply for a high ranking degree such as law, medical, maths ect and nobodies going to apply for the lower ranking courses because the fees – expected income ratio will be too low. So what about jobs such as marketing, game design media? All these aspect that help the UK economy aren’t going to be studied and in the end there going to have too many lawyers and doctors and nothing else.
    If I was going to be effected by the rising fees I wouldn’t be going to the university I wanted to or be studying the course I want to study, I would study something I think would help me pay the £30K+ deposit on a house debt id be in!
    maybe cos the jobs you are talking about don't need degrees in their field??

    you don't need a marketing degree to do that as a career, likewise with most of the mikey mouse degrees, they are "specific" to a certain industry/area....yet that industry openly says they don't want people with those degrees....

    eg. I have lost count the amount of times the media industry have openly said they want people with good, solid degrees in the humanities and not in stuff like media studies....and yet people still do a media degree believing its perfect for a career in media when its not worth anything as its unwanted.
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    Hello!
    I'm in Wales so hopefully it'll be okay, but either way I'm desperate to go to University, but my course decision would be more job orientated if the fees rose, than it would be if the fees don't rise for those in Wales.
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    I'm still going, yes.
 
 
 
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