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Postby Darksun » Fri Aug 19, 2005 11:40 am

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Postby Babylon5 » Fri Aug 19, 2005 4:20 pm

Worst. Paint. Edit. Ever.
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Postby edd8990 » Fri Aug 19, 2005 6:09 pm

Apparently 30-60,000 students are gonna be left without a Uni this year, because so many people are applyig to miss the tuition fee tripling.
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Postby Darksun » Fri Aug 19, 2005 7:11 pm

Actually, tuition fees arn't tripling, it's the amount your expected to pay towards them that's increasing

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Postby edd8990 » Fri Aug 19, 2005 8:02 pm

As far as students are concerned, thats the same thing.

The new system is actually better (PAy nothing up front, pay after) But the tripling is baaaad.
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Postby doormat » Fri Aug 19, 2005 9:29 pm

It's funny.

Old system: only the elite got into university. University wasn't hard: it didn't matter what grades you got, since only the best went.

Labour govenment: "Oh no! University is eliteist! Those with money are much more likely to get good grades! That's not socialist! We must open up the system, make more universities, encorage vocational degrees and set targets for state-school admission!"

Universities: "Yeay! But, erm... we can't afford that many students."

Labour: "Bugger. Hold on."

*Sound of John Prescott thinking.*

*Prescott gives up and asks Brown*

Labour: "Why should the builder pay for the doctor! Yeah, thats socialist! Make the students pay!"

Universities: "But then only those with money can come!"

Labour: "Bugger. Hold on"

Labour: "Pay on the never-never! Labour is good at that! It won't matter how much money they have! That's socialist!"

Universities: "But Graduates will have less money than everyone else, because they will be paying back huge loans!"

Labour: "Yes, but graduates are the elite! Make them fund the system! That's socialist! And since we want 50% of the population be graduates, we can get lots more money!"

Everyone else: "Bugger. Hold on..."
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Postby FrostShard » Fri Aug 19, 2005 10:12 pm

Babylon5 wrote:Worst. Paint. Edit. Ever.


Pfah! Bow down before me. :P

EDIT: Oh yeah, standard grade results came through last week while I was in Italy... Eight ones, yay! :D
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Postby Blasted heath » Sat Aug 20, 2005 12:38 am

FrostShard wrote:
Babylon5 wrote:Worst. Paint. Edit. Ever.


Pfah! Bow down before me. :P

EDIT: Oh yeah, standard grade results came through last week while I was in Italy... Eight ones, yay! :D

Eight, compressed sciences?
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Postby coolsi » Sat Aug 20, 2005 12:09 pm

edd8990 wrote:Apparently 30-60,000 students are gonna be left without a Uni this year, because so many people are applyig to miss the tuition fee tripling.


I don't understand this...why are there more applications?

People who got their results this summer but want to start in 2006 are missing them because deferred entries don't have to pay top-up fees.

People who will be sitting their A-levels next year can't go to Uni this year anyway, so where are all these thousands of applicants coming from?
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Postby FrostShard » Sat Aug 20, 2005 3:47 pm

Blasted heath wrote:
FrostShard wrote:EDIT: Oh yeah, standard grade results came through last week while I was in Italy... Eight ones, yay! :D

Eight, compressed sciences?


Nah, everybody does eight subjects at my school... I did standard grades in English, Maths, French, Music, Physics, Chemistry, Computing and Modern Studies, which just became English, Maths, French, Physics and Chemistry Highers.





God, how I hate Modern Studies.
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Postby edd8990 » Sat Aug 20, 2005 6:45 pm

coolsi wrote:I don't understand this...why are there more applications?

People who got their results this summer but want to start in 2006 are missing them because deferred entries don't have to pay top-up fees.

People who will be sitting their A-levels next year can't go to Uni this year anyway, so where are all these thousands of applicants coming from?


The enteries come because people dont read the small print. They just hear "Tuition Fees will triple in 2006..." and they think " ZOMG GOTTA GET IN NOW!"

I've got a few friends whove done AS and A2 this year so they could apply. And, of course, they crippled their grades and dont get the place they wanted. So thats where the people are coming from.
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Postby graius_uplink » Sun Aug 21, 2005 1:39 pm

Pah, screw 'em. If they aren't intelligent enough to read the small print, surely they aren't intelligent enough for university?

Speaking of which I got AAAB History, RS, Politics, Physics.
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Postby Curiosity » Mon Aug 22, 2005 6:50 am

Heh. Like someone I knew who wanted to study Law but forgot about the LNAT (test required for prospective law students at 8 unis). If they couldn't manage something so simple how would they handle a Law course?
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Postby FrostShard » Mon Aug 22, 2005 4:53 pm

Hey - my dad managed it, he fathered me, and I just learned why it's not wise to microwave a ten-year-old pritt stick.

If you ask me, that tells you all you need to know.
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