Universities: cause for complaint?

4 Jun

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”.

BBC Radio 4’s File on 4 programme Short-selling Students?  commented that:

“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:

If you’re a student or a lecturer, do let us know your thoughts and experiences…

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3 Responses to “Universities: cause for complaint?”

  1. Richard Fraser 27. Jun, 2014 at 2:16 pm #

    On Twitter: carol dimon ‏@caroldimon
    “@Voicetheunion @GreshamCollege may be relevant?” http://lenin2u.wordpress.com/2014/04/24/sale-of-student-debt-to-corporate-bloodsuckers/

    “@Voicetheunion PHD Plethora” http://nursebloginternational.wordpress.com/2014/06/27/phd-plethora/

  2. Richard Fraser 03. Jul, 2014 at 11:58 am #

    BBC News: “Student satisfaction ‘is on the rise’, survey shows” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-28125419

    HEFCE: http://www.hefce.ac.uk/news/newsarchive/2014/news87666.html

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