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You can’t have missed the news today that thousands of students have been put off applying for university because of increased tuition fees.
Early indications suggest that the hike (taking fees up to £9,000) has led to fewer young people applying for places at English universities.
And who’d blame them? The prospect of leaving university in thousands of pounds of debt is hardly appealing.
But is it a fair price to pay for three years of study that could make all the difference in an increasingly competitive job market? Or would we be better off encouraging our kids to forget uni and take a few lessons from the university of life – where hopefully they can earn while they learn…
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