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by Chris Workman for The News Portal at 9:05am on 3rd of November 2010

The government has announced its new plans for funding higher education courses at universities in England, which centres on students paying up to £9,000 per year for tuition.

This expected rise, which would nearly treble the current fees, is the result of massive cuts in spending as the coalition looks to reduce the national deficit.

Although some action has to be taken of course, it is highly debatable as to how fair and realistic it is to force students to take on such huge costs, which will result in debts at the end of their degrees.

Furthermore, it piles pressure on the growing abundance of courses which are claimed to be virtually worthless, as students will want to be absolutely certain that what they choose to study will add value to their employability when they finish.

It will be interesting to see the reaction of the nation’s students, both on an individual and collective level, as they are, understandably, not going to be very impressed by this decision.

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U.K. Braces for More Student Protests
Wall Street Journal - 9:30pm Monday 29th of November 2010
Student protests in the U.K. over rising tuition fees are testing both the strength of Britain's new coalition government and the ability of police to contain social unrest in the country's looming pe ...
Met warning over child protesters
BBC - 10:12am Monday 29th of November 2010
Parents of children planning to join the latest protest over university tuition fees are being urged to warn them of the potential dangers. ...
Call to parents over fees protests
Belfast Telegraph - 1:32am Monday 29th of November 2010
Police have warned there is "only so much they can do" to protect schoolchildren who take part in tuition fee demonstrations which turn violent. ...
Student sit-ins over fees go on
BBC - 3:04pm Sunday 28th of November 2010
Students at several universities continue sit-in protests over plans to raise the cap on tuition fees and cut higher education funding. ...
British students clash with police at second fees protest
Dawn - 8:00pm Friday 26th of November 2010
LONDON: Thousands of British students angry at the government's plans to raise university fees vandalised official buildings and attacked a police van Wednesday in the second mass protest in a fortnig ...
UK protesters slam 'police brutality'
PressTV - 2:00am Friday 26th of November 2010
UK students continue protests against a planned hike in tuition fees that have been marred by what protesters describe as the "heavy handed brutality" of London police. ...
Police warn of more fees protests
Skelmersdale Advertiser - 10:05pm Thursday 25th of November 2010
Britain's most senior police officer has warned of more disorder on the streets after violent scenes marred the latest student protest over higher tuition fees. ...
Police warn of more fees protests
Mirror - 7:30pm Thursday 25th of November 2010
Britain's most senior police officer has warned of more disorder on the streets after violent scenes marred the latest student protest over higher tuition fees. ...
Police accused over student protest
Mirror - 4:30pm Thursday 25th of November 2010
Police have been accused of "punishing the innocent" after they penned in thousands of university tuition fee protesters for more than eight hours. ...
Uploaded on Oct 29 2006  LONDON - OCTOBER 29:  3000 balloons are released to represent the ammount of money students will have to pay each year as students take part in a demonstration to protest over higher tuition fees on October 29, 2006 in London, England. The students are calling on the British government to reform the new student finance policy. Students who started degree courses in September 2006 will have to pay up to GBPGBP3,000 a year towards their tuition costs.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

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