Yeah, has caused a few of the people I know who applied for deferred entry to change their minds lol.
Must say, I'm quite glad that I went when I did, particularly as I'm now considering doing a Masters' as well. Which iirc is not affected by this hike in fees.
I remember being amused at how many students protested about the Fox Hunting ban.
Biggest protest I've seen recently was a bunch of students campaigning against the 3am lockout.
Only protest I've seen that was sponsored by Red Bull.
I was similar in that mine was capped to about £1,000 per annum, though with my sister at uni at the same time we got a fair amount of help for the first year or two. Likewise, I'd would've hoped i'd have pulled my finger out more if the financial whack was more (a nice dollop of inheritance saw me through), but the reality is i probably wouldn't have, and would've stayed in employment, as i didnt mind a grand for the social life. In a way my degree has shaped my post uni career, and may well come in handy down the line (alas, narrowly missed out on that promotion this year - really annoyed as my mark was good enough last year, but raised bar n all that.... Let myself down not with skills but with lack of confidence!), but the reality is i could do it without a degree, and probably would've done it earlier.
Again though, made far more lasting friends from workplace rather than uni.
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I don't have a choice about paying tax - it gets taken from me automatically. I don't think it is a good analogy. People seem to think all education should be free, why?Originally Posted by cdm
An attitude of entitlement inevitably develops within a couple of generations regarding anything the government provides.
You should see some of the rhetoric that was thrown around in the 70s- "right to work" was quite a common phrase, used to justify the government continuing to pay miners to do stuff nobody wanted done. "Right to education" always grinds my gears- as I've said in here before, it can't be a "right" if it costs billions of pounds to people you'll never even meet.
That said, states with heavily subsidised education are generally very successful economically. It's pretty well-documented that the result lately has just been people leaving school with mediocre grades to do prank-degrees that have no use whatsoever in the job market, but I'm not sure the solution is huge cuts to state funding. The continued line from the Tories is that the deficit won't cut itself but when they're trimming taxes at the same time it's hard to believe them. The cuts are certainly, to some extent, ideological.
So I'm kinda on the fence. But this just looks seriously bad...
Back down the mine urchins!
Oh wait, there aren't any!
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