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Places and forms of power : to what extent can universities be considered as seats of power ?

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Notion 1 : “Places and forms of power”

I’m going to talk about the notion of “Places and forms of power”. The word “power” can be defined as the ability impose its will to other, decisively influence their opinion and some situations. Power is linked to the notions off authority and liberty. Moreover, the terms  “places” and “forms” show that there are different areas, sectors and ways to exercise power.

So i will answer the question “to what extent can universities be considered as seats of power ?” In first, we talk about what happened when going to universities, then I’ll show that

So i decided to deal with higher education in order to illustrate this notion since universities are places of education.

In first, we talk about when to go to university what able to do. 

According to an article published in the reliable newspaper The guardian, some teenagers see these degrees as an investment  in the students future. Indeed, they would able to get better paid jobs when they leave university and for almost all of them, they wouldn’t have to undergo unemployment.

It is a point of view of a document we studied. It is entitled “ what is the purpose of higher education?”, written by  David Rose and published on the guardianship website in 2017.

Students will come from the same social classes. The richer will get richer because they will have degrees and therefore, good jobs, the poor won’t be able to get good job and will get poorer. The gap between those who money and those who don’t will get wider.

A degree will show how much money students have : people’s effort and hard work won’t matter so much. And having money will give some people the right to an education.

The discrimination is those with sincere aspirations who knows what job they want to study for have vocational goals won’t be able to more froward in their choose career. The richer will get the better degrees and the poorer will be left with the “worse”.

It will make going to university seem less interesting with fewer students will attend university and the number of necessary key workers like doctors.

Now, I’m going to talk about

We listen to an audio in class

The English members of parlement voted a law to increase the amount of money that one pays to go to university. The UK has a limit, a “cap” on how much money universities can ask the limit was raised nearly 10 000 dollars. The government has decided to remove the cap on tuition fees.

All the consequences are : the law will affect future students, a lot of them won’t go to university, they won’t have the money to do so or they will have to face huge debts.

The situation in the USA is about people are used to having to pay to go to university, there is a culture of having huge debts, of being saddled with debts when leaving university.

Higher tuition fees are necessary because the country needs to reduce its deficit. Poorer students will be helped, maybe with a grant. If you go to university, you get better job, you earn more money so you can pay the loan back.

The cost will be to high for some people who will have to give up the idea of going to university and some students will be deterred from studying. If will be impossible for them to enroll at university.


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