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    Quote Originally Posted by MarillionFan View Post
    WHS. create a tiered system where certain degrees are cheaper than others. Hence media studies you pay twice what physics is.
    The university Chancellors unfortunately worked out a way to line their pockets.
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    My feeling is the UK is forever looking for short-term solutions to long term problems and pays out twice as much in the long run. The article might well focus on the cost but you also have to focus on the economic benefit. Measure that economic benefit and provide for it at the beginning when education starts.
    I don't disagree with that in principal but, as I said, where is the possible economic benefit of students whose degrees are unlikely to benefit either themselves or the rest of us? We do need to spend money on education for the less advantaged/less able to bring them up but there has to be some cut off point. Probably much better to encourage apprenticeships and part time courses.

    Rather off topic but the grade inflation is worrying too, makes degrees increasingly meaningless.
    Number of first class university degrees soars amid grade inflation warning | The Independent
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    Quote Originally Posted by xoggoth View Post
    We do need to spend money on education for the less advantaged/less able to bring them up but there has to be some cut off point. Probably much better to encourage apprenticeships and part time courses.
    Qualifying entrants is important but when a government supports private business rather than higher education... When you chase profits one can easily misplace the merits of what our great institutions were about in the first place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobspud View Post
    While I see why you might think that. If you were offered the chance to own a property with the added benefit of a decade or two of rampant inflation and an interest rate that at some point would balloon to a point where your mortgage on its own would cost more than you earned before tax. Would you want it?

    Our little snowy gens seem to have decoupled having every thing with having the best paying job. So you get snivelling articles about ditsy birds that work for the charity sector wondering why she can't live in an area where even I would struggle...

    Sorry it's gonna get a lot worse before it gets better and if you are really lucky that other nutty bird will get her way and we will get a ban on inheritances...
    Yawn.

    How big was the house ;/)



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    Quote Originally Posted by zeitghost View Post
    Oh yessssss.

    It used to be rare to get a 1st, mostly because of the way it was marked (out of 70 rather than 100 which made it almost impossible back in the day, however the marking scheme changed a few years ago so before long they'll all be getting 1sts).

    I didn't say that & you ain't seen me, right?
    If they don't get a 1st it would infringe their human rights.

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