More controversy with the Tory Liberals and Universities reported in the Guardian here – LINK
So, this is what the Tory Liberals are discussing and here is what it could mean:
At the moment person A – is from a lower income family. A has to get the right grades and go through a rigorous selection process to gain a place at a top University.
Person B – is from a rich family but quite rightly has to get the right grades first. The less financially fortunate person A has to fight for his or her place, whereas person B has a rich mummy and daddy so can bypass the process that ordinary people have to go through to get a place at University.
My head tells me that they’ve been forced into looking at this because Universities have had their funding cut by 80% by the Coalition Government. Undoubtedly this must be having immediate and medium term budget pressures on Universities as the new fees system in the future will mean that it could be a number of years before Universities start getting money from student fees leaving a huge gap that will need to be filled in funding.
I hope this proposal never sees daylight.