Richard Garner has been Education Editor of The Independent for 12 years and writing about the subject for 34 years. Before becoming a journalist, he worked as a disc jockey in London pubs and clubs and for a hospital radio station. His main hobbies are cricket (watching these days) and theatre. On his days off, he is most likelt to be found at Lord’s or the King’s Head Theatre Club.
10 April 2013 07:00 PM
Its name may evoke scholarly tranquility, but under its previous identity, Oxford Spires was closed down for its poor results.
10 April 2013 07:00 PM
I went to a West End theatre on Sunday night – not something I would normally mention in this column, but it was rather a special occasion.
10 April 2013 12:00 AM
Boys are more likely to shun university as a result of the rise in tuition fees, according to new research.
09 April 2013 05:09 PM
Student leaders have elected the first ever president of their union not to have been to university.
09 April 2013 12:43 PM
A university which became the first in the country to be stripped of its right to teach foreign students has been given the green light to accept them again.
07 April 2013 12:00 AM
Squeeze on labour as graduates dumb-down in recession, then find it hard to move on, says NUS
05 April 2013 04:15 PM
US universities offer software which they claim can instantly grade students' essays and short written answers
03 April 2013 07:00 PM
They say 40 is the new 60 as we get to grips with our new ageing population – and the message seems not to have been lost on the National Union of Teachers (NUT).
02 April 2013 01:52 PM
Teachers are to demand a new contract limiting them to spending just 20 hours a week in the classroom.
National Union of Teachers gives unanimous vote of no confidence in Education Secretary Michael Gove
02 April 2013 01:44 PM
Motion is first time in NUT's 143-year history union has taken such a step over Education Secretary
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