At the moment students are paying out around £3,000 tuition fees per year. This is set to increase by up to three times this amount. As a result, students across the country have been rioting and demonstrating against the drastic proposition.
Recent official estimates, however, have projcted that 70% of graduates will never pay back the full amount of borrowed money. This impacts badly on tax payers, as they will be picking up that nice, large bill.
All of these surrounding issues beg the question, are there really any positive implications of this seemingly disasterous plan?
It is thought to be under consideration to cut the number of students entering universities by means of the UCAS tarriff points. This has one considerable problem – some enterants’ qualifications differ from that of the tarriff points. This consideration ostensibly points its finger in favour of a more accademic qualification route, which probes the concern regarding vocational courses, which do not usually use UCAS points.
With protests becoming ever more violent and demonstrative, who will the government listen to?
£9K is not a light sum of money to be overlooked, and after all, students are renowned for debts, no?