Wednesday, February 14, 2007

comparative shopping for education

UUK publishes a report today into the impact of variable tuition fees.
The BBC are saying that it will show that "... there was no correlation between the level of fees charged by universities, or the bursaries offered, and the level of applications". If its true and we can extrapolate from one years data then that's good news.

Don't get me wrong I'm not opposed to Universities providing support and incentives to attract students, neither do I have a problem with graduates being made to repay loans when they can afford to.

But one of the scenarios I've been dreading is the "comparative shopping engine for education", in ten years time if you ask your GP why they chose medicine you better watch out, the answer might be that it was cheaper than becoming a fashion designer.


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