Students were protesting ( "rioting" according to mainstream media ) this week in London against a proposed trebling of student fees from 3000 to 9000 pounds.
I wonder if the Open University fees will be increased equally. As a foreign student I pay 800 pounds per 30 points ( seriously more than UK citizens, which I think is fair but that doesn't mean I am happy with it ) or roughly 2400 pounds per year. I am not sure if I want to pay 7200 pounds a year because my mathematics study is a hobby, period. I am sure the same is true for many other students abroad. At the end of the day the increase won't add up to the loss in students. From my point of view I hope the Open University only slightly increases overall fees and drops the subsidies to locals.
13-2016 Open letter to Open Source for You (OSFY)
6 months ago