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    (Original post by J-SP)
    Maybe... or maybe I just don't want to waste my time. I haven't seen anything but speculation in your posts.
    Yet you waste your time with this vacuous reply. I was making a serious point that pouring money at financially destitute students (as they're applying to uni) won't fix anything, opportunities' wise; the real fix is increasing the quality of education they receive earlier on.

    I am not speculating; I received a scholarship and went to a very expensive city miles away from home. As you graduated 20 years ago, it seems you're the one looking into a crystal ball. I also advised students at the local FE (as a successful alum ); few of the poor students going to the local ex-poly are on A*AA, ya know. So why didn't they go to Warwick instead? Must be because it is too expensive!
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    (Original post by yudothis)
    Is university to learn or to have the "uni experience"?

    I think that says it all about the sheer number of people in UK going to university, lol.
    Have times changed so much? Of course people go for the experience.
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    I didn't want the uni experience. I was older, out of a godawful job, already had my mates and saw university very much as a means to an end. I treated my undergrad as a part-time job. So there probably is something to this in some ways, but I don't think it matters all of the time.
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    (Original post by ajj2000)
    Have times changed so much? Of course people go for the experience.
    Pretty expensive experience.
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    (Original post by yudothis)
    Pretty expensive experience.
    I guess times have changed - it was a bit better than the dole when I went!
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    (Original post by Notoriety)
    Yet you waste your time with this vacuous reply. I was making a serious point that pouring money at financially destitute students (as they're applying to uni) won't fix anything, opportunities' wise; the real fix is increasing the quality of education they receive earlier on.

    I am not speculating; I received a scholarship and went to a very expensive city miles away from home. As you graduated 20 years ago, it seems you're the one looking into a crystal ball. I also advised students at the local FE (as a successful alum ); few of the poor students going to the local ex-poly are on A*AA, ya know. So why didn't they go to Warwick instead? Must be because it is too expensive!
    Your experience is not what happens to everyone though.

    I may have graduated in the mid 00s but I work with universities and these type of students regularly. Your situation is not what many others will experience. It is very different to those I support anyway.
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