Stats - Higher Education

We asked students and apprentices to vote on what they think about a series of policy issues. This is what they had to say on Higher Education.

 

Tuition fees should be abolished

  • This is one of my main priorities: 55% (1,888)
  • I agree, but this isn’t a main priority of mine: 30% (1,018)
  • This is not a priority for me: 6% (222)
  • I don’t know enough about this but want to know more: 4% (121)
  • I don’t want this to happen: 5% (181)

 

Students’ living costs should be funded by grants equivalent to the Living Wage

  • This is one of my main priorities: 64% (2,128)
  • I agree, but this isn’t a main priority of mine: 25% (821)
  • This is not a priority for me: 5% (180)
  • I don’t know enough about this but want to know more: 4% (125)
  • I don’t want this to happen: 2% (82)

 

It should be easier for people to go to university

  • This is one of my main priorities: 49% (1,627)
  • I agree, but this isn’t a main priority of mine: 32% (1,042)
  • This is not a priority for me: 12% (387)
  • I don’t know enough about this but want to know more: 2% (80)
  • I don’t want this to happen: 5% (170)

 

University staff should be paid more for the work they do

  • This is one of my main priorities: 32% (1,063)
  • I agree, but this isn’t a main priority of mine: 39% (1,295)
  • This is not a priority for me: 16% (520)
  • I don’t know enough about this but want to know more: 9% (307)
  • I don’t want this to happen: 3% (105)

 

Postgraduate students should be entitled to the same student funding as other groups of students and be paid a fair wage for teaching

  • This is one of my main priorities: 52% (1,709)
  • I agree, but this isn’t a main priority of mine: 36% (1,163)
  • This is not a priority for me: 5% (164)
  • I don’t know enough about this but want to know more: 6% (194)
  • I don’t want this to happen: 1% (35)