Tag Archives: tuition fees

Is UCAS Clearing the ‘Sale Period’ for Universities?

UCAS clearing is starting mid- August. Thousands of disappointed  university applicants will have another go to get one of the remaining places. This begs for the question: Is UCAS Clearing the ‘Sale Period’ for Higher Education? What do you think? … Continue reading

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Student debt: who is to blame?

Most young people aspire to a higher education. It is considered to be the ticket to a fulfilling and prosperous life. This was their dream since they were little. The schools religiously prepare them for this moment for years. The … Continue reading

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5 Harsh Realities about Higher Education

Although you are a firm believer of the benefits higher education can offer, you are at the same time cautious about what advice to give to teenagers (especially your kids, nephews, nieces, God-children). The reason is that you are aware … Continue reading

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What are you prepared to lose to get a university degree?

You read correctly. “What are you prepared to lose to get a university degree?” I was at a convention last week where hundreds of students had the opportunity to talk to representatives of various universities. I talked to a number … Continue reading

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Is it worth going to University?

Is it worth going to university? This is the question that keep most 6-formers (and their parents) awake at night. Undoubtedly, higher education is an ideal that young people have been aspired for generations. However, the skyrocketing tuition fees and the increased … Continue reading

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Link education with career. Make yourself employable.

Before you apply for a university degree, choose carefully what to study and link your education with specific career options. The WRONG reasons to study a subject at University are: It’s one of my A-levels and I do ok It’s a very … Continue reading

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Student loan: any idea how long it will take you to repay it?

Most students will take a student loan in order to finance the increased tuition fees  of up to £9K per year (from 2012/13) for their studies. Any idea how long it will take you to repay your loan? It will all … Continue reading

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