The current system discourages British citizens from returning home to study and then work.
Currently if you live abroad and you want to return to the UK and study at university (in my case a Masters Course) you will be charged overeas student rates.
The course I want to do costs UK citizens five thousand pounds but if I returned to the UK it would cost me fifteen thousand pounds since I am classed as an overseas student even though I am a British citizen.
This doesn't seem right to me. I could afford to do the course now, be finished in a year and start earning and paying tax on my income. Being penalised for living away means I will have to stay away longer to save and the only beneficiary is the foreign government to whom I pay taxes.