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    Five schoolkids applying for every one place in university.

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    papa_umau
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    Five schoolkids applying for every one place in university.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 19 Aug 2011, 11:55 am

    I don't know whether the school exams are getting easier to pass or not but I do know that even MORE school students are now gaining "A"-class passes and are therefore looking for the best places available at university.

    The thing is - as it was reported in the TORYGRAPH today - while more kids are becoming eligible for the places available, because of the Tory cuts to university funding there are actually fewer places this year than there was last year.

    This means that if the kids don't get their first or second choice of course at university they are going to have to take the dregs of the places that are left in the clearing houses.

    As all reasonable and sensible people know, any country depends on it's levels of education to ensure that it stays up with the most modern and progressive countries in the world and with this in mind it looks as if our universities are now only offering second best to some of the bright kids out there. This does not bode well for the future of Britain.

    On top of all of this, we see most of the ENGLISH universities now applying to charge the maximum 9,500 fees to just about every student that needs to get a place. No matter what they say, this IS going to hit the poorer students harder than it will the rich ones.




    And in another way the rich/poor divide gets widened again ! Evil or Very Mad


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    Re: Five schoolkids applying for every one place in university.

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 20 Aug 2011, 1:12 pm

    That's a terrible indictment on this government.

    I think I might move up to Scotland in order to get away from these chancers.
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    Re: Five schoolkids applying for every one place in university.

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 21 Aug 2011, 12:35 pm

    We would love to have you up here Angie.

    In Scotland we need more women and we need more women who think like you do ! Rolling Eyes


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    Post by Angie baby on Sun 28 Aug 2011, 1:20 pm

    Oh how nice ! Embarassed

    I would not actually have to move very far as I stay just over the border.

    I have always loved Scotland and I have holidayed there many times.
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    Re: Five schoolkids applying for every one place in university.

    Post by papa_umau on Wed 31 Aug 2011, 10:52 am

    When I was little I used to live in Northumberland for a while but as soon as I could crawl I crawled back over the border to God's own country ! I love you

    Then my mum sent me away to Ireland to live with my old Irish grannie.

    I STILL managed to get back to Scotland again when I was nine years old.


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    Re: Five schoolkids applying for every one place in university.

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 03 Sep 2011, 12:20 pm

    Good for you Papa.

    At least you know where your heart lies even if some Brits don't have a clue who to support or what direction to take.

    I am English born and bred but I must admit that I do have an affinity for the Scotsmen, especially when they wear the kilt. Woooo hoooo ! cheers

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