Universities push for higher fees

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    Many universities in England and Wales want a sharp increase in tuition fees, a survey by BBC News has concluded.

    Two thirds of vice chancellors, speaking anonymously, said they needed to raise fees, suggesting levels of between £4,000 and £20,000 per year.

    More than half of university heads want students to pay at least £5,000 per year or for there to be no upper limit.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/7946912.stm

    Fine, why not just make it so we're in debt for the rest of our lives?? May as well, that's where the world is going...
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    £20,000?

    Sure, let's just bring back in the class divisions of old. Those commoners from poorer households can shine our shoes for a living.
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    I'm totally against it, but luckily it won't affect me. Can't believe how much debt some people are gonna be in if this goes ahead, esp. medics! xx
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    Any kind petition going ?
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    that is ******* outrageous. it's going to get to be like how it is in america, with people leaving with hundreds of thousands worth of debt. >
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    If they want to charge higher fees then it should only be at cost. Which would mean a fee reduction for most arts students and a big jump for science students. I don't see why social scientists etc should fund expensive experiments by natural scientists.

    When they wanted to introduce tuition fees this is the path everyone warned it will end up going. This is perhaps one of the most socially regressive policies implemented in the UK within the last two decades. I've seen plenty of very smart people doing dross jobs because they didn't want to get into debt for university and plenty of dumb rich people at university. Money should not be involved, only aptitude. Lets face it - the taxpayer gets a good deal off of graduates - they are worth funding. I can't help but feel that students on good courses are being forced to pay because the government is too scared to stop funding students on bad courses.*

    *YES I know it's hard to say what is good and what is bad - but it is a division that has to be made if they want so many young people in higher education.

    The real reason they're doing this is that once you're in debt - they control you.
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    I hope this doesn't happen :/
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    Do they think we're made of money?!? £20k is higher then the average starting salary for a graduate. I suppose if they make tuition fees £5k are they going to include campus accomodation, etc. I don't think they will somehow.

    What about people on PG courses, post graduate medics on UG courses will be in even more in debt, etc.

    We're students not millionaires!!!!!
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    Already a big thread on this:

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...php?p=17726187
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    This is goin to make university exclusive to those from rich families unless people wanna be in debt for the rest of their lives. I really dont think its fair! They are supposed to be encouragin people from poorer families to enter in to higher education!
 
 
 
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