Re: Its the Will of the People!!
"where people rather want become journalist than engineer I don't think paying more will help alleviate a skills shortage."
If being an engineer doesn't pay well, partly because of off-shore competition, then paying more would help.
Going slightly OT could the numbers of media studies/arts students reflect the numbers of places available and could that in turn reflect the relative cost of providing such places? There's an argument that the media studies students are subsidising the provision of STEM courses.