My Rant !

August 21st, 2011

I rarely air my political views, primarily because I seldom have any, although I do have a fascinating repertoire of mock political views. I bring them to the fore should I find myself at a function, trapped in a coma inducing conversation, with some snoresville person that everyone else has managed to avoid.

However, there is one issue that I would like to have a little rant about, and that’s the ridiculous meteoric rise of university fees. What on earth is David Cameron thinking? (For some reason I usually call him Andrew Cameron, he doesn’t look like a David to me. I don’t know why the name Andrew sticks in my head, because he doesn’t look like an Andrew either. He looks like a Rodney).

 From next year students signing up for a three year course could be facing a student loan of a horrendous £27,000, as opposed to the £9,000 cost of three years tuition at the moment.  Who had that brilliant idea? Isn’t it fantastic? A whole generation will begin working life with an enormous black cloud of debt hanging over their heads. A cloud of debt larger than most people would ever dream of committing to, not even  for home improvement, or a new car or a deposit for a flat!

 I don’t doubt there is a need for an injection of cash into our education system. I just think the government should generate the cash some other way, and there MUST be another way.  My rant is on behalf of the parents and students facing the hugely inflated fees next year. I think David (Andrew, Rodney) Cameron, needs to do a serious bit of back-tracking on this issue. It simply isn’t fair.

No good will come it.

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Posted in: From the Author by Molly Hopkins on August 21st, 2011

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  1. On August 22nd, 2011 at 9:51 am, Katie said:

    Hi there
    I read this while feeling crap about results day. I still got brilliant grades, however my university would still not take me as it was full. Everyone applied this year. People applied for my course that didn’t wanna be there only applying cause they thought it would not be full, taking my dream away from me.
    I’m not even allowed to apply next year. Why? The fees are too high of course! Who thought it was a friggin’ good idea for Cameron to be prime minister? I mean nick clegg wanted to scrap it at the start of the year! He’s a traitor.

    It will all go back to how it was in the old days when only the rich went to university because they were the only ones who could afford it.

    Cheers Cameron. I can think of a thousand swear word pairings for you, but I’d rather not post them on this nice blog :)

  2. On August 22nd, 2011 at 10:14 am, Molly Hopkins said:

    Katie. Have you hit the phones ? Check “clearing” and see which uni’s offer your course. Or perhaps go for a different course, just to get your foot in the door. My daughter was soooooo lucky she got what she wanted. But many of her friends were offered neither their first or their second choice, but they’ve managed to find something. If for instance you wanted Public Relations, go for something like Management Events. I feel strongly about this, you’re absolutely right, it is your dream, and this country owes you an education. Have you spoken to your college tutors ? Have you called the uni and asked them to help you re-protect your application ? Dont just accept this. Especially not if you have the grades. Keep me posted. I’m routing for you.

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