What will happen without university fees?

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Blackstarr
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Labour is proposing to scarp university fees.

I am really curious to know what will happen without university fees?
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Stupidest idea ever really. They should lower it to 3k and leave it there. Making it free will mean wallies like the poster above will start going uni and in the long run all degrees will be worthless
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(Original post by UnknownRoyalist)
Stupidest idea ever really. They should lower it to 3k and leave it there. Making it free will mean wallies like the poster above will start going uni and in the long run all degrees will be worthless
Precisely; the sentiment of tuition-scrapping is well and all, but what's the point of uni if you're not making an investment in your future? And would anyone take it seriously if it were free?
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(Original post by UnknownRoyalist)
Stupidest idea ever really. They should lower it to 3k and leave it there. Making it free will mean wallies like the poster above will start going uni and in the long run all degrees will be worthless
I'm not 100% sure but if university fees are scrapped more people will have degrees. This would lead to more job competition and an improvement in labour in the long run so wouldn't that be a good thing? It still separates the worse from the good and degrees will not be worthless.

Also grade boundaries will remain high since universities will have more applicants. This means they are less likely to accept students who didn't meet the criteria. Hence making degrees more competitive and more desirable. This is just what I thought of the matter but im not 100% sure if that would be the case. Correct me if I am misguided on the matter lol.
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(Original post by UnknownRoyalist)
Making it free will mean wallies like the poster above will start going uni
It seems like a reasonable question to me.

and in the long run all degrees will be worthless
Employers know which universities produce good candidates.

What happened to degree standards when the percentage of the population doing them expanded from 10% to 50%?
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Making it free doesn't mean everyones just going to start going to uni, universities still have limited numbers of places, uni will just become more competitive with their admissions (isn't a bad thing for the vast majority of degrees). It's free in scotland and they didnt see a surge in people wanting to spend 3 years of their life doing a degree for no reason, so I think people like the above posters are just disliking the idea for no reason.
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(Original post by THE_ROCK_WWE)
I'm not 100% sure but if university fees are scrapped more people will have degrees. This would lead to more job competition and an improvement in labour in the long run so wouldn't that be a good thing? It still separates the worse from the good and degrees will not be worthless.


Also grade boundaries will remain high since universities will have more applicants. This means they are less likely to accept students who didn't meet the criteria. Hence making degrees more competitive and more desirable. This is just what I thought of the matter but im not 100% sure if that would be the case. Correct me if I am misguided on the matter lol.
I'm assuming you've done some economics before? Your theory is right if ceteris paribus. You can look up the Solow Growth Model which explains why having such a large % of the population being highly educated (Bachelors and above) isn't always a good thing from an economic POV
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(Original post by bex.anne)
Making it free doesn't mean everyones just going to start going to uni, universities still have limited numbers of places, uni will just become more competitive with their admissions (isn't a bad thing for the vast majority of degrees). It's free in scotland and they didnt see a surge in people wanting to spend 3 years of their life doing a degree for no reason, so I think people like the above posters are just disliking the idea for no reason.
You missed the part where more and more scottish students are being denied places in favour of international students...
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University should be for all even those who want to read Hand Embroidery, Floral design or Oenology.

Communism will win.
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Idiots will be able to go to university
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(Original post by yungaheartz)
Idiots will be able to go to university
So how is that different to now?
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You will not have to pay them.
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Better lower them down instead of making studies cost nothing. Or at least provide it for free for a limited amount of the best grade holders and the rest would just have to pay a reduced fee.
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I would guess applications to university would be more competitive than ever. University rankings would also probably be much more important


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Better lower them down instead of making studies cost nothing. Or at least provide it for free for a limited amount of the best grade holders and the rest would just have to pay a reduced fee.
I was thinking the same, why not reduce fees for good courses and top students.
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Could anyone please do me a favour by tell me the available university website?
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Hassan musbau
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And how to applied.contact me throug my email address [email protected]
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(Original post by yungaheartz)
Idiots will be able to go to university
How? Universities arent lowering their criteria, so that's not possible. Infact, less idiots will go to uni, due to increased competition and people who are smart but poor will be able to get in.
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If anything, surely it'll be more difficult to get into uni because more people will apply?
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