Tuition fees have made choosing a degree like choosing fruit at a market

UK“It is the season for career expos and university open days. A new generation of soon-to-be post-A-level students are dragging their parents, or their parents are dragging them, to visit their possible new homes for the next three years. These trips are often uplifting and inspirational. But this time round, a dark and ruthless presence has melted into our university open days. There is now a small subculture of parents who confuse applying to university with bargain hunting at a market stall. They are assuming that buying a university degree is like grocery shopping. Maybe they think that if they barter effectively, they will get a Bogof: buy one bachelor degree and get a master’s thrown into the deal …” (more)

[Tara Brabazon, Guardian, 3 April]

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