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You need to understand the context of the introduction: prior to the late 1980s students got a government grant for living expenses, which was means tested based on their parents' income. Government wanted to increase the number of people going to university whilst reducing expenditure (this was the Thatcher/Reagan era). There was a strong feeling that a ...


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The typical modern news editor tends to be a schooled proceduraly focused specialist in Journalism, a discipline with its own textbooks, teachers and traditions mostly focused on holding an audience, preventing needless lawsuits and prosecutions, and the seemingly impossible difficulties of producing relevant and accurate reporting given the constraints of ...


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So that people starting university don't have to worry about how they are going to pay for it for the rest of their lives. There are 2 normal ways to fund Universities: Students pay for them with fees The government pays for them with taxes The problem with the first is that only rich people can afford the fees. The problem with the second is that the ...


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When student loans were first set up in the 90s, they were only to cover the cost of living (food, accommodation, clothes, etc.). At that point tuition was still free, and there was still some grant funding in place too. Students like myself graduated with £10k of loans or less. The government envisaged that some students would fail to pay it off, but they ...


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Writing the debts off after 30 years is a way of linking repayments to earnings, as well as negating the risk of the loan to the student. Loan repayments are usually made automatically as part of tax on your income, and no payments are required unless your income is over a certain level, currently around £26,500 - there is no legal way to avoid paying back ...


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German public broadcasting services have a complex mission, which includes children's entertainment without advertising, politics without advertising, culture that nobody would ever sponsor, and much more. Information about specialist science and technology topics has a very low priority among those. And whenever journalists talk about something which you ...


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