As 2012 looms over student’s heads regarding tripled tuition fees, it appears that it is not just the financial element causing concern. Students around the UK are also considering what they will receive in return of this pricey exchange. Earlier this month (April ’11), the Business Secretary, Vince Cable, “bluntly told universities this week that the “biggest mistake” they could make in the new fees-based market would be to “under-estimate” their consumers.”
For many students, logically, this will be tested and measured in improved and more prospective career implications and salary enhancements. Recently it has been determined that on average, a post graduate will earn £12,000 more than a non graduate. Despite this, it is the view of most that this remains a little extreme.
The silver lining coating dark clouds regarding this situation could be The E Word. Employability.
It is difficult to determine if the university courses will be 9,000 pounds worth of education. But for now, with prospects, potential and promises of glittering careers and rewarding finances, who’s to say?