Jennifer Jones

Sex education

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Last month the mainstream press reported on Romanian born student Alina Percea who "auctioned" her virginity on a website so that she could "afford to pay for her degree".

The 18 year old woman, who lives in Germany, had the intention of applying for a degree in computing and had "hoped to be able to afford to move out of her parents' home" but was still lacking funds.

Top-up fees - Education as luxury

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A recent BBC poll of 53 university vice-chancellors reveals that two thirds want the top-up fee cap to be increased from the current £3,000.

More than half of those polled would like the fees to rise to at least £5,000, with some even calling for either a £20,000 cap or none at all. The poll coincides with the government's announcement that fee levels are to be reviewed this summer.

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