From 2012 British Universities can charge up to £9000 a year tuition fees. So...
Will the number of students decline? Or will the kids just say:
"Stuff it, I don't need to pay anything back for a while and even when I do it won't be that much."
Nobody really knows yet and we won't get much of an idea until next Spring. My prediction is that the well respected Universities will continue to increase their numbers whilst the comedy institutions that make employers double up with laughter will decline a little bit, but still keep going.