posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 09:43 PM
Having been the first generation who had to pay some level of student tuition fees, I have to simply ask what on earth is that GBP 9000 going toward?
(Australian keyboard has no pound sign lol).
My full time degree course (of which I am now working in the industry) had me at my uni for less than 20hrs per week. We had a class of over 20
students and our main lecturer was probably paid around GBP 40,000 tops. Based on that same scenario today, there is an over spill of GBP
140,000/year. Where does that money go towards?
Education, like government needs a massive overhaul. Business which ultimately benefits mostly from it, should be making a massive contribution to the
education of potential employees.
My old UK employer would charge GBP 100/hr for my services, yet I was only paid GBP 14,000/yr when I started. Does that seem fair and right? Does it
also seem fair and right that there is no program identifying key skills shortages with government and/or employers offering incentives to encourage
candidates into those roles through education and work placed experience?
This debate goes far beyond and above fees. A well educated workforce can help create additional wealth for a country and as some have discussed, with
the UK all but out of industrialized goods, we need to start applying a new model which is more efficient and gives people real choice in terms of