Stop students leaving the Island

Stop promoting students leaving the Island - It is cheaper and better if they stay on the Island.

 

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Save a fortune in fees.

by SamIOMGov on May 02, 2017 at 10:09AM

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  • Posted by George May 03, 2017 at 14:35

    You can't force them to stay on island but you can encourage them by giving preferential student grants if they return to work on the island and remain working here for a set period of time - that way they will be bringing their skills back.

    More students would stay if we had better facilities, our shopping is awful hence why so many people go to Liverpool/Manchester for shopping trips! Nightlife is equally as poor with less choice.
  • Posted by ninjadispenser May 06, 2017 at 20:02

    It would help if the University College we now have ran degree courses that were of some use rather than the obscure 'Manx history' type offering we have.Cant they do a survey of what people want to learn? It would be more profitable as mature students would sign up too and provide income with their fees that would subsidise the younger students.
    I took 2 'A' levels there a few years ago but the choice of subjects has been so reduced that there is no longer anything to tempt me. It seems that a great number of 'English as a second language' courses have popped up filling a large amount of the prospectus and I am relegated to pottery and shoving rhubarb through chicken wire in flower arranging classes as befits my middle age.
    Oh,and please don't bother accusing me of racism,my husband is African and he learnt English through reading the daily Telegraph! I think English courses should be offered to help people integrate and be safer in jobs such as health care where communication is vital,but don't forget the rest of us please!
  • Posted by Walkerannie May 10, 2017 at 13:38

    We need our young people to get experience of the wider world - we cannot force them to stay! We should, however, be attracting them to return once they have gained knowledge, skills, experience from elsewhere to benefit our society, keeping us up to date and outward looking within an ever changing world. The inward looking, unpleasant side of Manx life needs to be addressed. Am a bit sick of the racism I continue to experience in my 13 years as a 'come over'. Yes, I know there is a boat in the morning and that is just another attitude that drags life here down.
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