Middle class parents saying University is not worth the
money after the rise in tuition
For the first time two universities were named
(Westminster and Southampton) who failed to comply with the
adjudicators rulings. Rob Behrens, head of the adjudicator office,
commented that the increase in complaints show a greater sense of
consumer awareness from students, which may be heightened due to
the increase in tuition fees.
This comes with 31% of parents from relatively
well off households claiming courses are too expensive. Also that
university now fails to give graduates the same start in life that it used
Although fees are rising, the earning
threshold for repayments will be higher, and graduates will pay
less every month than the current graduates. When graduates get a
graduate job they
won’t pay back until they earn up to and over £21,000. A third of
graduates will also end up never repaying the full amount after
reaching the 30 year mark where debts are wiped out.
Parents and Students are expecting more from
universities with the rise in tuition fees, with many parents
advising their children to start early in the world of work through
apprenticeships or internships. Therefore universities need to
start providing more work based skills, and work in partnership
with businesses to provide graduate jobs after completing their
degree, which is a major problem of current universities not
generating the jobs for their leavers, leaving many graduates
unemployed 6 months after graduating.
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