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    Quote Originally Posted by d000hg View Post
    Millions of jobs? And then when you've been a waiter and haven't got a degree, what are you going to do?
    As automation gathers pace there will be fewer and fewer jobs to do. The very notion of employment will be challenged to some degree. It's going to be very challenging.

    You are aware not everyone is capable of getting a degree?

    Even then there are some people who do well without one while others do badly with one.
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    We were talking about people who already go to university and what they should do instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by d000hg View Post
    We were talking about people who already go to university and what they should do instead.
    Do an apprenticeship then get a Masters degree. Result you have experience and a degree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post

    Anyway the reason to means test is because the Duke of Westminster will have no problems putting his children through uni but someone in care doesn't have that same back up. And it's more cost effective for us as a society to give that care kid a lift so they can get a decent job then his children.
    Is it more cost effective to put the care kid through uni rather than the smartest kid?

    I'm not necessarily disagreeing just checking that we've accounted for all the variables.


    So presumably you are saying that poor kids who wouldn't qualify within a merit based system and aren't prepared to self-fund through loans would be more incentivised to go to uni & get a job, thus not relying on benefits which is what would otherwise happen.

    But wouldn't the state also benefit if all the people entering universities started out at a higher level? Wouldn't competition for the 20% free uni places make for everyone entering uni a bit smarter or better educated? If they started out smarter then possibly might the leaving grades improve as well? So more firsts, more 2:1, less 2:2, etc.? And won't smarter people entering the workforce boost the economy more?

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    Free places to study medicine and engineering - but if you want to study philosophy or media studies you have to pay.

    Let's fund stuff that matters, not Micky Mouse homeothapy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VectraMan View Post
    And Germany educates foreigners for more or less free, and in English too. People here would think that was insane, but maybe they think by encouraging students to go there many will settle and Germany benefits from an influx of bright young graduates. In Britain the attitude is "It's discustin. Why should I have to pay for somebody else!".

    If I were 18 again I know what I'd do.

    A number of American students come over to Germany to avoid fees.

    How US students get a university degree for free in Germany
    “We've always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count these moments. These moments when we dare to aim higher, to break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known. We count these moments as our proudest achievements. But we lost all that. Or perhaps we've just forgotten that we are still pioneers. And we've barely begun. And that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, because our destiny lies above us.”

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