Leading Academic Defends Role Of Universities As An Alternative To Going On The Dole

Britain’s leading university official has dismissed the idea that going to university is all about getting a well-paid job. Professor Sir Christopher Snowden, president of Universities UK, defended the idea of education for its own sake and criticised those trying to promote higher education for placing too much emphasis on vocational skills to make money. He spoke out as it emerged that complaints by students had risen to record levels, with more than 20,000 taking grievances to their universities last year.

There are many reasons for the dissatisfaction but a combination of high tuition fees which saddle graduates with a large debt as they make a delayed start on adult life, will poor job prospects for those graduating in many subjects are among the most frequently cited.

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