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The Independent on Sarah Minty's presentation at BERA Conference 2015

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The Independent (18 Sep 2015) picked up Sarah Minty's presentation at BERA 2015 on the radically different views of young people in England and Scotland on who should pay for education under the different fee systems.

The news article underlined that, according to Minty's research, many students from working-class backgrounds in England had been increasingly "resigned to student debt" and viewed it as a "normal part" of being a student. On the other hand, however, three quarters of Scottish teenagers in Scotland considered it as a duty of the state to pay for their higher education.

Period18 Sep 2015

The Independent (18 Sep 2015) picked up Sarah Minty's presentation at BERA 2015 on the radically different views of young people in England and Scotland on who should pay for education under the different fee systems.

The news article underlined that, according to Minty's research, many students from working-class backgrounds in England had been increasingly "resigned to student debt" and viewed it as a "normal part" of being a student. On the other hand, however, three quarters of Scottish teenagers in Scotland considered it as a duty of the state to pay for their higher education.

References

TitleTuition fees divide changes the way students in Scotland and England view their education
Media name / outletThe Independent
Date of coverage18/09/15
Producer / AuthorJamie Merrill
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