Thursday, 2 July 2009

More misery for students

As you all probably know tuition fees are going up next term – this is not a surprise, unfortunately grants and loans are to be frozen at current levels .This will add to the level of student debt.
As a result of the recession, Universities have seen record numbers of applicants, but the number of places has not increased. This means that there will be fierce competition for pre-existing places – plus having to pay more for a place.
Students have enough stress already with trying to cope with degree courses, let alone having to worry constantly about money.
It is not fair that students are forced to suffer further hardships, when the fat cat bankers are allowed to keep their ridiculous pensions and bonuses after their greedy gambling has left the world in mind-boggling debt.
Will students protest about this?
I doubt it – they are too busy holding down jobs on top of trying to study, and do not have the time or energy to complain.


Demented Demon. said...

It is terrible, Sue. I feel the rising debts shall put people off and the joys of meeting new people, learning amazing things then a degree of importance will be overshadowed.

Sue's Blog said...

Yes, it is so unfair to treat students like this, when well educated, broad-minded individuals are a good investment for the future.