As part of an ongoing complaint against the university I attend, I need some advise around how universities are allowed spend the fees they receive.
I am doing a social work course. Year 1 was university based. Year 2 has 70 work placement days, out of ca. 150 days.
It would appear the cost to the university is much higher in year 1 (think teachers, facilities), where as year 2 should cost the university significantly less.
Tuition fee however, is the same for year 1 and 2, at 9K for each year (and I am not entitled to SFE loan).
1) how can I find out the precise costs (to the university) for year 1 and year 2 for this course? Will they honour an FOI request at such detail level?
2) in case there is a significant difference between the two years, or the tuition fee is disproportionately higher: Must tuition fee have some correlation to cost incurred by the university to arrange the course? What does the law say?
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