Sugar aide blasts tuition fee hike

Raising the cap on student tuition fees was an ‘absolute outrage’, Lord Sugar’s right hand man Nick Hewer has told students at London’s Kingston University.


Raising the cap on student tuition fees was an ‘absolute outrage’, Lord Sugar’s right hand man Nick Hewer has told students at London’s Kingston University.

Raising the cap on student tuition fees was an ‘absolute outrage’, Lord Sugar’s right hand man Nick Hewer has told students at London’s Kingston University.

Hewer, Lord Sugar’s trusted sidekick on television show The Apprentice, was addressing students at the University’s Faculty of Business and Law on the day that Oxford University joined Cambridge in announcing plans to charge the £9,000 a year maximum fee for undergraduates.

‘It’s an absolute outrage because education is a right,’ he said in response to a student’s question about his views on the current government.

‘These measures will mean that students from poorer backgrounds will shy away from higher education, to their and the country’s detriment.’

Hewer also hit out at law firms that only employ graduates from more traditional universities. ‘The reason why they only employ people with Oxbridge firsts is because they probably got Oxbridge firsts themselves.

‘What I’d encourage [graduates] to do is join another firm and prove yourself there. Then when you do join one of the big names, make sure you open it up to people from other backgrounds.’

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