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celeste

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Should university students get a refund?
« on: 14:28:52, 29/03/21 »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-56083667

It's been a tough year for students. Almost all lectures and other teaching have moved online and the university experience, for many, has shrunk to staring at a laptop in their bedroom.
Hardship funds and partial rent rebates have helped some financially. But many students still feel the 9,250 yearly tuition fee in England is too much for what they've experienced in the pandemic.
So should students get compensation?
'We've been screaming for support'
Sam McKenzie's last year of university has been spent inside his student flat, an experience that's left him feeling isolated and overlooked.
"We've been screaming for support since the first term, there's such anger in students," he says, "but there's been such a lack of response that everyone's grown more angry."
Sam fears he will graduate with a history degree having had just three hours of face-to-face teaching this year.
"I fear for a future that is very much impacted," he says. "Our immediate future is looking very bleak. We are looking at a graduate jobs market that is more oversaturated, while there are fewer opportunities than ever."

Robbie Denby, another student, is in the second year of a biomedical sciences degree, which should give him hundreds of hours of hands-on laboratory experience. But so far this year, he says he's been in the lab for just two hours.
Robbie lost his pub job when it closed in lockdown. He says he understands students aren't the only ones having a hard time. But he argues they will be paying via student loans for a long time to come - and will miss out on an opportunity they only get once.
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Re: Should university students get a refund?
« Reply #1 on: 14:30:13, 29/03/21 »
Defintely imo
All that's necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing

lozflan

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Re: Should university students get a refund?
« Reply #2 on: 16:50:19, 29/03/21 »
Most students do not pay back their loan,it's just a farce,there is no pot of gold waiting at the rainbow's end.
Still it keeps them off the streets and tram tracks.
Politicians and nappies must be changed often,and for the same reason


 

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