Although the majority of people were completely aghast at the prospect of tuition fees rising by three times their original rate: from £3,000 to up to £9,000, it would appear that this is not putting off students looking to pursue higher education in the next academic year.
One of the main reasons for this is probably down to the fact that the UK Jobs market is not looking particularly tempting for school leavers. Apparently, the rate of youth unemployment is currently at its highest level ever and, therefore, what are these youngsters to do?
When the proposal was made that universities could charge up to £9,000 for a course, it was initially thought that only a few institutions would go this high. Alas, this has not transpired and now that the figures are coming in, it would appear that no less than 75% of universities are actually setting their rates at the highest level for next year. (more...)