What’s the problem?

The combination of online lectures, hefty price tags for tuition and a lack of social support for students has made many consider dropping out of their courses and made others reconsider even applying at all.

Dubbed ‘Zoom University’, academic institutions across the UK have grappled with providing a normal education experience well beyond the throes of lockdown. 

The issues have been exacerbated by health worries, financial insecurities and inequalities in access to higher education as the effects of COVID continue to impact the nation. 

The debate this gives rise to questions if, when all these factors are put into consideration, they change whether it’s worth going to university.


…the fact that lots of students have given up, been forced out or don’t have an equal chance of attending university in the first place is part of a larger, more worrying problem for the education sector.

Read more on the University World News website