Thursday, 18 August 2011

Student debt: We Need An Education

Students across the UK are facing a massive uphill struggle with their debts begining to spiral out of control due to student fees. An independent body has stated they believe Universities will have to lower their fees or risk alienating students.

Students in debt

Typically students leave University owing on average £35,000 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. This is a combination of tuition fees, student loans and personal debt.

Student loan debt has one of the lowest interest repayments available but the interest can, and will, continue to grow

Changing the mindset

The students of today and the experts of tomorrow. It's fair they should pay for their education however Government ministers seem to forget they are doing so to help pay increased taxes and contribute to the economy.

The supply and demand issue surrounding Universities has pushed up the prices and meant the UK Government can take a backseat role in the future of students. By removing courses such as 'Seminar on Lady Gaga', as entertaining & educational as I'm sure it is, we can reduce the number of people at University.

The Government need to take a more active role in the future of students to reduce their level of debt. Let's start by giving everyone the chance to go to University - but only if it's necessary!


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