Thursday, June 10, 2010

Ahhh poor old students!

According to the President-elect of the National Union of Pissheads Students, and in light of David Willets saying those that study degrees are a "burden on the taxpayer", the average graduating student leaves University with a debt of £22,000 and this is why tuition fees should not be increased from their capped limit of £3225 per year.

Now, let's assume that your average degree is three years. That means, currently, a maximum degree course cost in fees of £9675. So, according to the soon to be NUS President, your average student spends, during his average three years, an extra £12,325 on tick. That £12,325 divided by 36 months means the "average student" spends just over an extra £342 per month after fees, or put another way, £79 per week.

That's just over 13 hours a week working on minimum wage of £5.80 correction 16 hours a week working on wage of £4.83, or, put another way, an 8am to 5pm Saturday, and a couple of 5pm until 9pm evenings during the week. I think it's obvious where I'm going with this and it can be summed up in just a few words.

Get a bloody job. I did. Go and work in a supermarket or something, and make sure that you work as much as you can during the exceptionally long holidays.

Now.... music! A nice little Peter and the Test Tube Babies cover version from Stu Dent & The Wankers.

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