In Britain, as many as four in 10 university students, who have paid an increased tuition fee, believe their courses were not worth the money they had to pay for.
Just over half of the students polled in a BBC Radio 5 survey, the state-run broadcaster, believe that their courses have been good value for money. Under the previous coalition government, university tuition fees were raised from £3,000 per year to £9,000 per year. Before entering coalition, the Liberal Democrats made a cast-iron pledge that they would not raise tuition fees. But when they formed a government with the Tories, they went back on their promise.
Director of the Higher Education Policy Institute Nick Hillman has pointed out that universities “don’t have much more money” now, despite the skyrocketing tuition fees.