Comment on BBC report

Today the BBC reported that a ‘rise in tuition fees did not boost teaching time’.

According to BBC Radio 4, ‘in 2012, the seventh year of higher fees, students reported an average of about 14 hours scheduled teaching per week – almost the same as it was in 2007. But this is as low as seven hours a week in some disciplines.’ (Hannah Richardson, BBC News education reporter)

NOT true of us.

Study MSc Publishing at Edinburgh Napier University and you will be studying/working much more than this. Of course, we only want the most dedicated and committed students who are willing to go the extra mile. Our accreditation (PTC) proves that we know what employers want. In one year, you will have completed 6 taught modules averaging about 3–6 hours each, and then there is the dissertation which can mean approx. 6–10 hours of one-to-one contact with your supervisor.

As Universities UK state, we have been ‘improving libraries, IT facilities and other aspects of student life as well as improving teaching.’

We do all this, but without any decrease in teaching time or timetabled classes.

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