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  University education 25 August 2004  
Does it really have a lot to offer?

In a few weeks' time thousands of students will begin their first term at university. Are their expectations for their courses and university experience what they should be?

And are universities offering enough support and consideration for newly arrived students, and are they going to have to change now that students are contributing more towards their fees?  Or is it that students no longer know how to get the most out of a course where they're asked to think for themselves?

Jenni discusses the issues and whether schools could do more to prepare students for independent study with Ben Knights Director of the English Subject Centre at Royal Holloway, the president of the NUS, Kat Fletcher and Catherine Wolfenden, a graduate in English at Bristol University.

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