Cardiff raises BPTC fees by 3 per cent

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  • What a surprise - prediction for 2020 fees will be well over £30k

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  • Looks like its back to the good-old bad-old days of Daddy funding you through Law School else you don't get a look in, especially with the hike in undergraduate fees.

    I predict in five years' time the profession will look back on these years as the most diverse, socio-economically. Which of course has a knock-on effect on racially and most likely with gender.

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  • Seriously had a moment of hysterical laughter at this story - hysterical as I just can't believe how these institutions think they can rise there fees like this!! What is the justification???? Is the course material getting more expensive, has there property rent risen - or are teachers demanding more!! Doubt any of these are true - just plain Greed!! Way to deter the bright and clever, but poor students. Yes everyone will argue - 'if theyr bright and clever why didn't they get sponsorship' the answer - it happens!!! Its all just luck luck luck

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  • With spelling and grammar like that, I don't think it was luck holding you back from sponsorship.

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  • Why is this happening? The answer to that is simple, the relevant regulation authorities are willingly participating in the formation of a cartell (the course providers) and thus creating a monopolistic stance for these. Since lawyers in the UK gave the right to train away to private institutions they simply lost the ability to influence and regulate this particular step in legal education. The sad thing really is that neither the SRA nor the BSB seem to think that this is an issue that is endangering the legal profession.

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  • @Giving up: have you never heard of inflation? Everything is going up in price. Yes, textbooks get more expensive year-on-year, as does the cost of providing heating and lighting in the classrooms, journal subscriptions both paper and online, paying the staff (ever heard of annual pay increases?), buying new software for the computers used by students and staff, etc. etc.

    With inflation running at 4-5%, increasing course costs by a mere 3% sounds perfectly normal to me.

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  • Beth, don't try and actually inject a dose of realism into these discussions... where would 'giving up' and his/her ilk go to blame the world that they haven't yet been made partner/taken silk despite being both bright AND clever

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