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Btl In Studentville: Caution From The Bbc

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The anxiously awaited university application figures are due next week.

They will show that the introduction of "top-up" fees is having an impact on the demand for university places in England.

However, soundings suggest they will be down by only a few percentage points which, after last's year spike in demand, will not yet ring alarm bells or suggest school-leavers are abandoning the idea of going to university.

This will be a great relief to the government which, with its hands full on schools policy, would not welcome a re-run of concerns over the effects of higher university fees.

Nevertheless these are anxious times for universities. While student demand is healthy at present, there is a big demographic decline looming from 2010 when the number of 18-year-olds in the population goes into a long and steady decline.

BBC: Universities Face Foreign Slump

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Have no idea why anyone would pay for a degree these days. In the good old days only the middle class had them so that they were a self perpetuating elite. Now everyone's got one and hence it offers no competitive edge whatsoever. And so those with the best contacts get the good private sector jobs... and its a self perpetuating elite...

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