We should go back to a system of Student Grants.  Making students pay Tuition Fees and Re-pay loans has not worked.

Why is this idea important?

It makes a lot of people start their working life in serious debt. Others opt never to work, and thus avoid re-paying the loan; others leave the country so they can start with a clean slate.

If we want a well educated workforce so we can compete in the 21st century  then we should acknowledge that we have to pay for it.  The alternative is a poorly educated low wage McJob economy.

(I am not, nor ever have been, a university student.)

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