Updated: Thursday, 23rd November 2017 @ 12:04pm

'Sugar Daddies' paying tuition fees soar: Hundreds of Manchester female students use men for university bills

'Sugar Daddies' paying tuition fees soar: Hundreds of Manchester female students use men for university bills

By Dean Wilkins

Canny female students in Manchester are turning to ‘Sugar Daddies’ to fund their university tuition fees in reaction to government hikes.

With a university education costing up to £53,000, daring scholars are using their feminine charm to their advantage by befriending older rich men.

One of the world’s biggest Sugar Daddy websites has reported a nationwide increase of university students of 58% in 12 months – Manchester saw a rise of 180% as 134 people applied – as the ‘Sugar Baby Lifestyle’ grows in popularity.

Some have argued against women exploiting men to fund their personal gain, while some believe that the necessary steps should be taken to pursue a better life.

“University should be an opportunity to expand the mind and experience new things,” Brandon Wade, CEO and founder of seekingarrangement.com said. “Unfortunately, because of the of recent tuition hikes, the university experience has become greatly unbalanced.”

“I believe that these women are proactive in pursuing a higher education.”

With more students debating the true value of a degree versus the risk of debt, female students on have chosen to find benefactors who can help pay for the high cost of an education.

The popular website has attracted more than two million applicants, with students making up 44% of the total number.

Sugar Daddies are usually older men who offer young women money or gifts in return of companionship or sexual favours.

Top 20 Fastest Growing Sugar Baby Schools, determined by number of new sign-ups in 2012:

1 University of Cambridge – 168

2 London School of Economics – 163

3 University of Kent - 160

4 University of Nottingham - 155

5 Glasgow Caledonian University - 154

6 University of Southampton - 153

7 Oxford Brooks University - 150

8 University of Edinburgh - 148

9 University of St. Andrews - 147

10 University College London - 140

11 Brunel University, London - 137

12 University of East London - 136

13 University of Manchester - 134

14 Goldsmith, University of London - 133

15 University of Exeter - 129

16 Queens University Belfast - 120

17 University of Westminster - 115

18 University of Leeds - 98

19 University of Surrey - 96

20 London South Bank University - 89

Images courtesy of losangelestimes via YouTube, with thanks

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