Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Mandelson screws students for Christmas

This one has been slipped in under the Christmas radar.
£533 million will be cut from the higher education budget. Universities that exceeded their student quotas will have to pay back £3, 700 per excess student. There is talk of larger classes and two year fast-track degrees. These intensive degrees will be a nightmare for students who have to work part-time to pay for their degrees.
All this is on top of the prospect of higher tuition fees.
The Tories have said they will increase the number of university places by 10,000 – but no mention of how this will be paid for (or any sign of policies on anything for that matter).


The Plashing Vole said...

You're absolutely right. And the Tories are saying anything they think people will like, shamelessly. I've had a little rant about Mandelson over on my site today as well.

Sue's Blog said...

Vole - I have just read you excellent post on the same issue.
To me Peter Mandelson is the prince of Darkness.
I think he is the most dangerous and least trustworthy man in British politics.
He is the modern-day Machiavelli – no, he is a million times worse than Machiavelli.