The University’s 10K Deferment Policy is Leaving Existing Students in the Dust

A Leeds Student Group Opinion Round-up

[…] “‘Sorry we can’t afford lecturers’ pensions. Sorry we can’t afford tuition fee refunds. Sorry we can’t afford more mental health support. Oh but here’s 10k if you want to defer!’” Student Jake Moran wrote. A sentiment it appears that many of the students who have weathered university life throughout the crisis share. […]

£10k Offers are Unethical to Students and Demean Universities

Money all too often defines the university experience and it is by the far the most unfair limitation for anyone outside the walls of tertiary education who is unsure of how to get in. Money wraps itself around classism, racism and the experiences of those from other underrepresented university backgrounds who in the British system luckily receive maintenance loans; socially acceptable benefits, that along with student course fees, are paid off essentially in a graduate tax at later date contingent on future income.