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    Apologies in advance if this is posted in the wrong place.

    Anyway, will the rise in tution fee's deter students from going to university? It would then follow logically that the offers universities advertise will be lowered in order to fill places that are not in as high demand as they were before the tuition rise?
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    Potentially, but this won't happen straight away.
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    doubt it. although they may be more leniant come results day, or take in a greater number of students from extra
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    (Original post by AndyLowson)
    Apologies in advance if this is posted in the wrong place.

    Anyway, will the rise in tution fee's deter students from going to university? It would then follow logically that the offers universities advertise will be lowered in order to fill places that are not in as high demand as they were before the tuition rise?

    Or will they simply shut down courses with poor demand and switch places to high demand courses; remembering that universities have a more or less infinite capacity for arts and social science students?

    Or will they start offering fee reductions disguised as scholarships?

    The truth is no-one knows how this will all develop, least of all the government.
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    Not for Medicine!
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    I doubt applicants are going to decrease. Perhaps increase slower than previously and fewer places, but it's really not going to make much difference.
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    This is exactly what I was wondering.
    But so far, that hasn't happened.
    Not in the uni's I've looked into anyway.
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    I know a few very smart people with straight A* grades who are applying for apprenticeships at PWC and Deliotte, as they were rejected from Medicine. They will probably go on to earn more (and have no student loan debt) going down this path (money is not everything - but it helps!).

    I think more companies will be followinng the apprenticeship trend - easier to mould us while we're fresh!
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    nope...especially not at top institutions....

    all that will happen is that there will be slightly less applicants per place (esp in london)....that is all
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    It should cause less demand, not less offer. Unis need this money, however students may start looking away from the UK... if ur gonna pay 9.000 £ for a bachelor's degree, it's better to do it in the US or other countries's top unis coz they have the better unis for this price.
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    Unlikely

    the government has already said it may cut university places making them more sought aftter.
 
 
 
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