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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Wednesday 27 March 2013
Stephen Twigg: 'The word crisis is sometimes overused but I think in this context it is the right word'
Monday 25 March 2013
Michael Gove will be accused today of causing irreparable damage to children's education in a devastating personal attack by the leader of Britain's most moderate teachers' union.
Wednesday 06 March 2013
The exam beard oozes intellectual machismo and is a great soother in times of stress
Thursday 14 February 2013
The law was written to deal with publishers and journalists, not private individuals, but with the advent of social media, everyone is a publisher
Mali rebels 'could destabilise region' as jihadists retreat into neighbouring countries, warn experts
Wednesday 30 January 2013
Efforts to push back rebels in Mali could destabilise the region as the mainly foreign jihadists retreat into neighbouring countries, experts warned today.
Friday 25 January 2013
Katharine Isabelle convinces as Mary, a budding surgeon who stumbles into body modification to make ends meet in this grisly horror from the Soska twins, aka the Twisted Sisters.
Monday 21 January 2013
A university lecturer killed herself three weeks after warning council that she could not cope with living next door to a drugs den.
Saturday 17 November 2012
Leo was a self-made man brought up by foster parents in Glasgow, who believed in aspiration
Wednesday 24 October 2012
To Politeia, the right-of-centre think-tank, for a talk on the future of universities by Lord (Martin) Rees, one of the UK's foremost scientists and former master of Trinity College, Cambridge.
Thursday 27 September 2012
Saoirse Crean studied Fine Art at Lancaster University, and now works in art marketing
Thursday 23 August 2012
Sale, brimming with ambition ahead of the new Premiership season after making significant strides on and off the field, are hoping to tempt the former England coach Brian Ashton back into big-time rugby.
Tuesday 21 August 2012
How to define Nick Mohammed’s show? It’s a character comedy/maths lecture/magic show with a bit of Countdown and some acrobatics (he does an Arab spring – and has been doing them since way before the political movement took off, he tells us proudly) thrown in.
Sunday 19 August 2012
I recently went to the launch of Josie da Bank's new picnicware range (very pretty, see it at culturelabel.com). As you'd expect from the creative director/producer of the Isle of Wight music festival Bestival, the party was gorgeously decorated – particularly the unusual bunting; its lavish garlands of different textures and shapes and dangly bits were the opposite of OTT jubilee. Josie shared her tips for good-looking outdoor festivities at home…
Friday 03 August 2012
Hadrian's Wall is not an easy monument to interpret. Its very size suggests that its sole purpose was defence, but study of the archaeological remains leads to a more subtle view in which frontier control and the mobility of the Roman army in the whole of the frontier zone played a part.
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don’t change Europe’s attitude to refugees, what will?
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches, it's time to act
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
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