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#1 Severus

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 09:11 PM

So Manchester have joined Oxford, Cambridge, UCL and presumably the rest of the Russell group in charging £9k tuition fees. Also charging £9k are Exeter, Surrey and Essex! What is the bet that all UK universities will look to charge the full whack?
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Posted 23 March 2011 - 09:22 PM

So Manchester have joined Oxford, Cambridge, UCL and presumably the rest of the Russell group in charging £9k tuition fees. Also charging £9k are Exeter, Surrey and Essex! What is the bet that all UK universities will look to charge the full whack?

It's all about the brand, and that brand will be seen as prestige.

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 09:39 PM

Nice to see it's just the "exceptions" that are charging the £9000...

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#4 Severus

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 09:48 PM

It's all about the brand, and that brand will be seen as prestige.

Exactly, no uni is want to be seen as offering bargain basement degrees.
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Posted 23 March 2011 - 10:02 PM

The University of Manchester’s proposals for 2012/13 are subject to approval by the Office for Fair Access (OFFA).

see here and here

Edited by JohnM, 23 March 2011 - 10:04 PM.


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Posted 23 March 2011 - 10:42 PM

Mmmmm I seem to remember several members of this forum saying Unis wouldn't charge the full £9k when we were discussing the student demos. Maybe they'd like to comment now?
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#7 Old Frightful

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 12:29 AM

How much are Man City charging?

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 06:38 AM

How much are Man City charging?


Far too much if their last couple of games are anything to go by. <_<

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#9 JohnM

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 08:00 AM

Mmmmm I seem to remember several members of this forum saying Unis wouldn't charge the full £9k when we were discussing the student demos. Maybe they'd like to comment now?



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Posted 24 March 2011 - 08:01 AM

Presumably they can only charge what people will pay, so if central funding has been cut and the only income lies with tution fees don't students have the ultimate power in deciding what Universitys can and can't charge?

Are they charging 6k now?

#11 JohnM

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 08:31 AM

no.

#12 Severus

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 08:37 AM

Presumably they can only charge what people will pay, so if central funding has been cut and the only income lies with tution fees don't students have the ultimate power in deciding what Universitys can and can't charge?

Are they charging 6k now?

If people don't want to pay then they will choose not to go to university. This will result in a return to the days when only the rich were educated and social mobility will suffer. I believe most if not all of the universities will seek to charge the full amount and I'm sure a fair bit of price fixing arrangements are going on behind the scenes.
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Posted 24 March 2011 - 08:44 AM

Exactly, no uni is want to be seen as offering bargain basement degrees.

Well not quite. No Uni that wants to be seen as worth going to will want to be seen as offering bargain basement degrees. There will be some that will seek to pile 'em high and sell 'em cheap otherwise they'll be gone.

#14 ShotgunGold

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 04:27 PM

Anglia Ruskin are thinking of charging 9k.

Yes, ANGLIA BLOODY RUSKIN.

#15 Millman

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 04:30 PM

Yes, ANGLIA BLOODY RUSKIN.

Isn't that the dried up old cow with the wart who used to read the news?

(She read the news, not her wart).

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 04:57 PM

9K is cheap.

Manchester University is easily the best University in Britain, probably the world even.

Its graduates among the suavist, best-looking, richest and most intelligent people alive.

 

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#17 Rubber Schnib

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 06:42 PM

9K is cheap.

Manchester University is easily the best University in Britain, probably the world even.

Its graduates among the suavist, best-looking, richest and most intelligent people alive.


All joking aide, Manchester is already a rather good university - and it's only going to improve from what I understand. 9k is a lot, but in theory it's about as much as you'd pay for a single semester at many good universities in the USA.

Not that I'm proposing the US higher education system as a good financial model, hell no. It's downright frightening.
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#18 Phil

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 06:54 PM

If people don't want to pay then they will choose not to go to university. This will result in a return to the days when only the rich were educated



Well thats what they want
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#19 marklaspalmas

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 07:16 PM

All joking aide, Manchester is already a rather good university - and it's only going to improve from what I understand. 9k is a lot, but in theory it's about as much as you'd pay for a single semester at many good universities in the USA.

Not that I'm proposing the US higher education system as a good financial model, hell no. It's downright frightening.


I wan't joking.

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#20 Just Browny

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 07:49 PM

9K is cheap.

Manchester University is easily the best University in Britain, probably the world even.

Its graduates among the suavist, best-looking, richest and most intelligent people alive.


Agreed.

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Seriously though, Manchester was always going to do this for exactly the reasons mentioned, i.e. they believe they're up there with Oxford and Cambridge and need the high, prestigious tuition fees to match. The poor buggers who do humanities/languages degrees (like me) won't see much of it going back into their degrees, while the science students will get even more shiny facilities with blokes off TV giving the lectures.

I can confirm 30+ less sales for Scotland vs Italy at Workington, after this afternoons test purchase for the Tonga match, £7.50 is extremely reasonable, however a £2.50 'delivery' fee for a walk in purchase is beyond taking the mickey, good luck with that, it's cheaper on the telly.





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