I don't really understand what Lord Mandelson is trying to achieve by asking students and universities to pay towards student's tuition fees. According to The Guardian, both parties must fork out more for a student's tuition fees while studying in the university. Presently, students have to pay a "top up" fee of around £3,000 per year for their tuition fees in the university. This would account towards £9,000 for their three years undergraduate degree course in a university.
Having said that, I do believe that the government have to rethink of what they are about to do next. Tagging university drop outs is not The solution to ensure that students get the best education that they are looking for. Students are not "customers" per se in the eye of the law but nevertheless, without them, the university will not be getting the £3,000 per year for each and every student from the gorvernment.
There are some university students who are very much stuck to their books while studying in a university but others, sadly, don't really have a clue of what they are expected to do. Some of them thought that studying in a university is similar to high school education - Clearly, this is a wrong concept. Some students are waiting to be spoon fed - This is not the education culture over here in the UK. Others might want to work the least in order to get the best results. They are wrong - No pain, no gain.
A student would have to study and revise their subjects. If this is not being taken into serious consideration, how are they going to work properly after they have graduated from the university? Clearly, it is wrong to think that studying in a university is the same as to high school.
There are many students who are not ready to study in a university. Students are given until December 1 every year to think about it before paying their fees. Most of the time, university administrators are pretty worried about the number of students after December 1. It is important that everyone play their part in ensuring that students will be comfortable while pursuing their degrees in a university. Make the best out of it and graduate with flying colours.
In a nutshell, I do feel that family members must support their studying children and lecturers must give their best to help their respective students. The government, on the other hand must not push their responsibility of ensuring that the people in this country to other people. They must ensure that students are able to get the best education which the UK have to offer.