For us, the generation which in 2012 took that crucial, final step ahead towards higher education, the changes and challenges of the system came in waves. The first one, and perhaps the one with the biggest impact, was the rise in tuition fees.
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Friday 17 January 2014
Is there still a bit of Tony Blair left inside Ed Miliband? The question bugged me as I listened to the Labour leader doing what he does best – giving a speech to a predominantly sympathetic audience – in London today.
Professors' pay dispute with British universities escalates - as academics threaten to stop marking students' final exams
Wednesday 15 January 2014
Lecturers' union UCU is planning to disrupt this term with a series of two-hour walkouts over pay and conditions
The View from the Train: Cities & Other Landscapes By Patrick Keiller: book review - A delightful journey in search of Britain's urban hinterlands
Tuesday 24 December 2013
Arthur Rimbaud's shimmering poetry collection, Illuminations, was partly inspired by his visit to London in 1872. Brocaded with a dizzy-making imagery of subways, viaducts, raised canals, bridges and steam engines, the poems are thrillingly metropolitan. Accompanied by his lover Paul Verlaine, Rimbaud noted down all he heard and saw. In some ways, Illuminations can be read as a poetic gloss on Karl Marx’s Das Kapital: the London masses as seen by the 19th-century French poet are alienated by “economic horrors” and “feel no need to know one another”.
Sunday 22 December 2013
Concerns about jihadist action against British soldiers 'fell on deaf ears,' says Jahan Mahmood
Monday 09 December 2013
British women scientists researching cures to the world’s most deadly diseases are less likely to receive funding than their male counterparts, and also receive significantly smaller sums, a study has found.
Wednesday 13 November 2013
In January 1966, a 17-year-old model, Lesley Hornby, had her hair cut short by celebrity Mayfair stylist Leonard – and Twiggy and her gamine crop went on to become an icon of the Swinging Sixties.
Chinese businessman murdered family of four in Northampton with 'ruthless efficiency' after business relationship turned sour, court hears
Tuesday 12 November 2013
Anxiang Du accused of killing a Manchester Metropolitan University lecturer, his wife and their two daughters
Sunday 10 November 2013
A former teacher whose Russian ex-husband refused to return their two sons after they went for a visit to Russia has suffered a setback in her landmark legal fight to win them back.
Thursday 07 November 2013
Everyone knows of that one tutor who's harder to please all the rest. But can they affect your final mark?
Monday 07 October 2013
Schools have been accused of teaching on the cheap by using unqualified staff to take lessons.
Sunday 06 October 2013
Katherine Birbalsingh set for return after speech at Conservative Party Conference cost her a previous job
Daily Mail executive admits paper 'mislabelled' controversial Ed Miliband article that claimed father Ralph 'hated Britain'
Friday 04 October 2013
Hundreds of Labour activists planning to picket offices of Mail this weekend
Tuesday 01 October 2013
Three unions representing academic staff are balloting on industrial action over pay
Thursday 19 September 2013
Evolutionary biologists reveal that reports of altruism make a potential mate - even for a short-term fling - seem more attractive
Wednesday 18 September 2013
It's that time of year again when school-leavers set off to embark on three years of "study" at university.
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
Leaked documents show Ukip leaders approve NHS privatisation once it becomes more 'acceptable to the electorate'
- 1 The BBC has just done more to eradicate ‘terrorism’ than all our wars since 9/11
- 2 Dog thinks owner is drowning in lake, dives in and tries to pull him out
- 4 Chilling drone footage captures Auschwitz ahead of 70th anniversary of liberation
- 5 Phil Neville backtracks on Tomas Rosicky 'I'd smash him' comments from Match of the Day 2