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I've just seen a stat: 600,000 babies born every year

So if the 450000 figure quotes for students is per year that's 75% of them - so that doesn't sound right...

so if it's 450000 is that for all three years of undergrad or a total of all part timers... and post grads?)

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I've just seen a stat: 600,000 babies born every year

So if the 450000 figure quotes for students is per year that's 75% of them - so that doesn't sound right...

so if it's 450000 is that for all three years of undergrad or a total of all part timers... and post grads?)

I don't know the exact figures, but students spend between 3-5 years at college and university, so your going to have a new influx of students each year and others from previous years at different stages. If perhaps 80-100,000 students enter the system each year it would give a figure around 450,000.

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I've just seen a stat: 600,000 babies born every year

So if the 450000 figure quotes for students is per year that's 75% of them - so that doesn't sound right...

so if it's 450000 is that for all three years of undergrad or a total of all part timers... and post grads?)

Take away overseas students from the 450,000.

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Dunno, but if they all protest left university and signed on for a year, perhaps that would get them noticed...

Spooky, that's exactly what I was saying in the pub last night. If they don't want to pay it (& I wouldn't have gone to university for an initial £27k) they should all conspire to sign on for a year after their 'A' Levels in 2012, that'd bring the universities & DSS to their knees.

Incidentally some degrees are 7 years (medicine, architecture etc).

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Spooky, that's exactly what I was saying in the pub last night. If they don't want to pay it (& I wouldn't have gone to university for an initial £27k) they should all conspire to sign on for a year after their 'A' Levels in 2012, that'd bring the universities & DSS to their knees.

This would gain far more respect from me than weeing on churchill.

oh, yeeeeeeeeeees!

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Dunno, but if they all protest left university and signed on for a year, perhaps that would get them noticed...

Also suggested something similar to Mrs Y this morning. If the projected 2012 intake of students - due to start applying this coming Autumn, just didn't, or all applied for a deferred entry for a year and signed on - the system couldn't cope.

Another thought -

If you leave uni with a debt of, say, £30k, and don't get a well paid job. Can you immediately file for bankruptcy - or does student loan debt stay unaffected by that? If not, there could be nice industry in making graduates bankrupt then they can start again within a couple of years.

And, while I'm on here - I remember seeing (in Private Eye) a process chart for the Student loan system - it basically used the kind of CDO and `special vehicles' that at that time (2008) were emerging as the root of all evil. Why is no-one, journos, politicos, student leaders, questioning the details of the money - its sourcing and handling?

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Another thought -

If you leave uni with a debt of, say, £30k, and don't get a well paid job. Can you immediately file for bankruptcy - or does student loan debt stay unaffected by that? If not, there could be nice industry in making graduates bankrupt then they can start again within a couple of years.

Short answer. No. If you are granted bankruptcy the student debt remains.

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Why is no-one, journos, politicos, student leaders, questioning the details of the money - its sourcing and handling?

That is a really good question to apply to almost all levels of whats wrong in society today, local councils, pfi, privatisation, mortgages, banks, btl, the works...

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1. What if you go and work abroad after you graduate?

2. What if you fail or drop out of the course?

1. You have to make arrangements with HMRC / the SLC to repay it once you're earning. People not doing so will be subject to 'penalties'. I suspect as the SLC becomes more 'commercialised' (Gordon Brown sold the SLC loans to the private sector back in 2007) they'll be watching ex-pats more closely...

2. Best not to drop out :)

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