More than 20,000 students complained to their universities last year, a Freedom of Information request by the BBC has shown, while, in The Daily Telegraph, A N Wilson argues that “a university education is priceless”.
“With fees costing as much as £9,000 a year, universities must operate in an increasingly cut-throat market place. At a time when budgets in some institutions are being stretched, students are demanding more for their money. Against a backdrop of rising complaints, the new Competition and Markets authority is considering whether to launch an investigation.
“So are students getting what they pay for? And when they don’t, can they get the problem fixed in a timely manner? Why are some students taking to the courts to try to get redress?
In previous posts on higher education, we have discussed issues such as:
- The status of different institutions and their degrees and where students study
- The funding of degrees
- Do we have a self-perpetuating system of institutionalised institutionalism?