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Hurrah! Student Loans Are Working!

by | 29th, December 2013

NOW this is excellent news, the entire point of our having student loans to pay fees, rather than grants or the government paying, seems to have sunk through into the head of at least one student. The point is, of course, to get people concentrating on what the buggery they are doing at university :

My degree has been vital to my job, but it saddens me to say that, were I 18 again, I wouldn’t choose the subject about which I felt passionate – I’d make my choice based on job opportunities and pay.

This shouldn’t sadden anyone: it’s the whole damn point of the exercise.

There was indeed a time when only 10% of the age cohort went to university. That was a time when we could pay for everything out of taxes: and it was also a time that having a university degree, in and of itself, meant something. It meant you were bright enough to get selected and then bother to actually work while you were there. It actually signified something, whatever the subject.

Now we’ve got 50% of

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