Maximum Tuition Fees to be TREBLED
Luckily these proposals are not likely to affect students currently studying for a degree.
Yesterday David Willetts, the Universities Secretary, announced that Universities will be able to charge up to £9,000 per year in tuition fees.
This decision has been made by MP’s in the Coalition Government – many of whom attended University themeselves, paying absolutely nothing for their degree.
Luckily these proposals are not likely to affect students currently studying for a degree – only new students who will soon be applying for University.
Potentially this means that a student doing a four year course could be paying £36,000 JUST on their tuition. Combined with the accomodation, food, and booze – future students are set to pay a heck of a lot more than we’re paying currently.
One ECS student commented, “I would have seriously reconsidered coming to University if the fees had be £6k or more.”
Another (possibly more selfish) student commented: “I think it’s a great idea increasing tuition fees for future students – I’ll have to pay less tax funding students’ party-lifestyles, and there will be less people competing for my job in the future!”
Southampton Students’ Union is due to be attending a national protest in London and is inviting students to pay £5 to attend. On the SUSU website it says, “we will be taking the massive-super cool SUSU banner.”