Education! Education! Education!

Government mandarins have decided to remove funding for HE courses where the student already has a qualification at an equivalent level (ELQ). If you fall into this category then your course fees (for a degree) will rise from just over £3000 to around £6000. It’s worth remembering that anyone who already has a degree is already denied access to student loans, grants, and bursaries.

Apparently this policy is “in line with new funding priorities”. Billions for banks, OK. Billions for the ‘war on terror’, OK. A few quid to educate the nation, oooo bit pricey.

Birkbeck University has an excellent summary and critique of this policy.

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