Demonstrations by students and lecturers were carried out when it was revealed the majority of Universities would be upping their fees to £9,000 per year starting September 2012, 3 times more than previously. This will have a massive impact on the percentage of students who enrol at university and it will be leaving an open gateway to the richer members of the higher class.
The majority of students (and their families) who have to pay for tuition and other education costs don't have enough savings to pay in full while they are in university. Subsequently more and more students now need to work and/or borrow money to afford an education.
The UK had a dual scheme for education where basic high school education is provided by taxes rather than tuition, while higher education was supported but did require some payment. This meant most students, who studied in basic education, could go to university, with a small debt to pay back. In addition it allowed many students who decided to leave school with A levels, to go straight into employment.
With the new increased fees it is hard to see how this is going to work especially when after university, the average student will be paying back nearly £30,000 once they have their degree. A degree they will probably never use as proved in recent studies that have shown; out of 200 graduates who go for interviews in the field they studied, only 1 person will be offered the job in that field.
Tyneside Lettings Company a student accommodation firm in Newcaslte Upon Tyne aside from supplying high quality student properties also include services such as the supply of household essentials, cleaners, gardeners, utilities and bills taking a bit of the strain out of student life. Tyneside Lettings Company can clearly see the stress tuition fees may be causing students and have taken the approach to help students in every way possible.
Robbie Kalbraier director at Tyneside Lettings Company commented:
"The tuition fee situation is naturally putting more strain on families and students which can place more pressure on students to get the grades. In 2012 we wanted to try and help in anyway we can by offering to take some of the stresses of student accommodation away as much as possible. We want our tennants to enjoy their time with us and hopefully offering these additional services will do that"
To find student accommodation in Newcastle please visit http://www.tynesidelettings.com.
For more information on Newcastle University please visit http://www.ncl.ac.uk/