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Against the backdrop of the top-up fees debate, this observational documentary looks at daily life for academics and students at Bristol University.
Bristol, one of Britain's most respected universities and often considered an alternative to Oxbridge, is creaking at the seams.
Filmed during the autumn term 2003, the documentary focuses on students surviving and thriving despite mounting debts, lecturers involved in world class research while fighting for funding, the opposing viewpoints on the tuition fees issue, and the changing face of the University's student intake.
Part of BBC FOUR's Education Week.