The variation may be accounted for by the fact that students elsewhere in the UK still have up-front tuition fees, which have been abolished in Scotland, and have been more exposed to a raging debate on additional fees.
Students in Scotland are less likely to be put off university by top-up tuition fees than those elsewhere in the UK. According to a nationwide MORI poll for UNITE, which provides accommodation services for students and others, nearly three-quarters of all students say they might not opt for their first-choice university if it charged top-up fees, while 65 per cent of Scottish students said this would not or probably would not make much difference.
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