Taking from poor to give to poorer
Is it ethical to ask a student who has no income whatsoever to take out a loan of several thousand pounds to pay for another student's university fees? Have I got it wrong, or is this effectively how 'wider access' is being funded?
As I understand it, universities are being made to widen access in return for the right to charge higher fees. So some of the cost (I'd love transparency about how much) must come from student fees.
No portion - not a single penny - of any student's fees should be used to subsidise another student.
Higher fees should pay for better tuition and resources. I'm all for bursaries for bright students from poor backgrounds, but wealthy taxpayers should fund them.
Taking from the poor to give to other poor is warped logic.