Prime Minister Theresa May has high hopes this week as hopes of discussions to cut the soaring costs of certain courses throughout the United Kingdom, rage on. According to the Prime Minister’s office, May, wants to discuss further the thought of cutting tuition costs for courses in the humanities and related area, something, that critics have already been pretty darn vocal about.
In a speech in Derby on Monday, per the Guardian, May will discuss and formally propose the idea (some of which critics have already branded as severely unworkable).
“The competitive market between universities which the system of variable tuition fees envisaged has simply not emerged,” she is to say. “All but a handful of universities charge the maximum possible fees for undergraduate courses. Three-year courses remain the norm. And the level of fees charged do not relate to the cost or quality of the course. We now have one of the most expensive systems of university tuition in the world.”
Analysts and recently released reports, ehum, show that UK universities across the spectrum have raised fees for various kinds of courses from £3,600 to £9,000. While that hasn’t quite made a problem for admissions, it has, created a headache for senior leaders and chancellors. Voters and young people have heavily criticised colleges across the region for “suddenly raising the prices” in order to further line the pockets of those in charge, rather, than cater to the students and their learning needs.
The Guardian also notes that it discovered that apart from her speech, she, may actually re-introduce income related grants to help offset the costs of going to school and paying for courses. The grants, would, often help those who may otherwise have struggled to pay for and or attend University all together.