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    (Original post by Yellow 03)
    But even so, do you think that there should be any public subsidy? There must be some way (public subsidy or not) to allow access to university education to those who are talented and intelligent enough to go but can't afford it?
    I would transfer the postgraduate system to undergraduate education. There would obviously be scholarships for poor students.
    Harvard and other Ivy League unis have the best system imo, but unfortunately British unis don't have comparable endowments.
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    The current situation is dreadful. Those who do well after their degrees due to having skills the country needs will pay back more than the cost of their education while those that Do degrees with very limited opportunities will effectively pay back very little. The Tories have created a very anti-meritocratic system.

    I don't see why uni funding can't come out of general taxation, offset by reducing student numbers and promoting alternative routes into employment. The likes of Germany and the Scandinavian countries can manage it. Why can't we?
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    (Original post by Quantex)
    The current situation is dreadful. Those who do well after their degrees due to having skills the country needs will pay back more than the cost of their education while those that Do degrees with very limited opportunities will effectively pay back very little. The Tories have created a very anti-meritocratic system.

    I don't see why uni funding can't come out of general taxation, offset by reducing student numbers and promoting alternative routes into employment. The likes of Germany and the Scandinavian countries can manage it. Why can't we?
    The UK used to have a similar system with the Polytechnics btw...
 
 
 
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