Thursday, 2 April 2009

Fees ... Where's the justice?

Where does £3,125 of tuition fees per year go, if you study at the University of Ulster?

Extra lecturers, or even pay rises to attract the top ones?
- No, staff face pay reductions of up to £5000 per year, as the Vice Chancellor received a 25% pay increase to take him up to £212,000 per year (that's slightly more than the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, and nearly 20 grand more than Gordon Brown gets) (source)

Free printing?
- No, students pay 5p per sheet which is the same as, for example, Bennett's 1 hour photo charge. A service, or profiteering?

No, apparently the money that students pay to the University, is not reinvested back into them. Rather it pays for extortionate and rarely used equipment such as the 'Bod Pod'.
And surveys which reveal the jaw dropping results released today, that "Sisters make people happy"

Wow. If that's not value, I don't know what is

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