Germany to abolish its university feesBy Sj.Cliff
Despite only being in place for 8 years, German universities are set to abolish fees, whilst they continue to rise at a ridiculous rate in the UK.
But should uni’s over here take inspiration?
According to UK students going overseas to study, there are a few pitfalls in the free education system. Class sizes tend to be larger and more crowded without fees. It also leads to people not finishing their degrees as they aren’t as motivated to finish.
However, the quality of life in places where education is free is obviously better, due to the fact student aren’t crippled with debt.
Yet Wendy Piatt, Director General of the Russell Group, still doesn’t feel that it would be right to follow in Germanys footsteps “Our leading institutions cannot continue to be internationally competitive, provide a first-rate teaching experience and offer generous support to disadvantaged students without access to increased funding.”