Rise in students who think university is poor valueJune 11, 2014
The first batch of students who are going through university paying the full £9,000 tuition fees in UK universities believe that they are getting poor value for money.
A study taken from 15,000 full time undergraduate students across the UK in all years of study has shown that the proportion of students who think they are getting poor value for money is around twice as high as in the past, this now stands at one in three students.
The study taken by The Higher Education Policy Institute in conjunction with The Higher Education Academy states that 70% of undergraduates in Scottish institutions who typically do not pay tuition fees believe that they are receiving good or very good value for money compared to the 41% in England where most fees are £9,000.
This highlights the importance of further options for young people in progressing their career and education.
Apprenticeships are an option which gives young people hands on training within an employed work place in a vast variety of sectors, this gives them the opportunity to gain experience while learning, which most undergraduates do not have the opportunity to gain.
Apprenticeships also do not cost the young person anything to undertake and with a fixed minimum wage gives the learner a chance to earn while they learn.