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Poll: They may raise Uni fees to £9000, but will you get what you pay for?
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slavetosociety
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Pretty much every uni is considering to increase university fees to £9000 - From London South Bank and right up to Oxbridge.
They may raise Uni fees to £9000, but will you get what you pay for? Most importantly, will teaching quality increase?
Or nothing will change and basically students will be paying £9000 for professors to copy and write down notes given to students, no extra help given and basically the same as before the uni fees were raised?
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Leo*
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As far as I'm aware, aren't uni fees increasing to fill the gap left by the decrease in government funding.
If so, things will remain the same won't they?
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(Original post by Leo*)
As far as I'm aware, aren't uni fees increasing to fill the gap left by the decrease in government funding.
If so, things will remain the same won't they?
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Your fees don't just go on paying the lecturer's you know.

Overall I'd say it will either stay the same or the uni will make slight changes to make it that tiny bit better.
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It will stay the same as before. The universities aren't getting any extra funding they're just getting more from the students to make up the loss in what they get from the government.
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(Original post by slavetosociety)
Essentially:
The government have cut university funding by a large amount.
The higher fees will just take the place of the government funding.

So most universities will not get any / much more money, so there is no reason why standards would increase.
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I imagine it'll stay the same really as the universities will actually be getting less money overall due to the cut in funding.
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I'd imagine less tbh.

Less funding + fewer students (which I think is a real possibility) = Less money = Worse unis.
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Personally I'd rather just pay £1000 or so for the final exams and skip the lecture part entirely. Most of it is self teaching anyway...
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Stay the same - I pay £3000 a year, and I don't know how the teaching quality could improve on loads of my courses the lecturers are brilliant - friendly, knowledgeable, very approachable, I would give them 10/10. Me paying £6k more a year won't make them better.

The QMUL library has just been massively revamped, as has loads of our campus, our union was updated 2 years ago - paying £6k more a year won't improve them, they're already improved.

I don't see how paying £6k more a year will improve very much (for QMUL anyway).
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Yep - I don't see why people are thinking that the standard of universities will dramatically increase. I saw an interview with a guy from a university I wasn't expecting to charge £9000 (I think it was London South Bank) and he was saying that despite all this 'extra money' people are assuming they'll gain, they're actually going to be losing money because of the government cuts. The teaching/facilities/etc are in no way being changed, improved, upgraded - we're just filling the gap left by the government.
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Dude Where's My Username
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The burden of course fees is being transferred from government funding to the customers. So I'd imagine it would be identical.
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I don't think we will be seeing that much change even if the fee is £9000 changes will still be implemented as usual no quicker even if it does rise. So "we won't be getting what we paid for" so to speak, it's still tuition fee and if we want to get into HE then we have to pay it but the government has plans to help the students from poorer backgrounds to get into university and hope they are not deterred by it. I will still be going to uni this year just because I don't want to pay the 9k fee.
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I doubt there will be a change at all.
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