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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Sunday 15 January 2012
Nothing succeeds quite like analysing success
Friday 13 January 2012
Thursday 12 January 2012
For more than a century, the Common Entrance exam has determined the fate of thousands of children seeking places at leading private schools. Now, it seems it might have failed its own test: that of keeping pace with modern life.
Sunday 08 January 2012
Behind the veil, it's anything goes
Monday 19 December 2011
Comedy writer Ronnie Wolfe, one of the creators of TV comedy classic On The Buses and many other sitcoms, has died at the age of 89.
Saturday 17 December 2011
Thousands of trainee teachers had to re-sit basic literacy and numeracy tests last year, it has emerged – with one candidate taking a literacy paper 36 times.
Saturday 10 December 2011
Throughout a long and varied professional career, Ian Spink enriched the world of music in a wide variety of ways.
Monday 24 October 2011
Universities have suffered a major fall in applications, the first official figures into next year's intake of students will show today.
Sunday 29 May 2011
Saturday 28 May 2011
Universities and colleges should brace themselves for a lengthy period of strike action over the threat to lecturers' pensions, a union leader warns today.
Friday 20 May 2011
Set in the damp Fife countryside, Sue Peebles's suprisingly perky debut, given the subject matter, explores the impact of a father's stroke on his family.
Monday 16 May 2011
Friday 06 May 2011
Dominic West, star of hit US drama The Wire, takes on the iconic title role of the rapier-tongued lecturer in a major revival of Simon Gray’s play Butley, from 1 June to 27 August.
Tuesday 12 April 2011
The 150,000-strong Association of Teachers and Lecturers is planning a series of strikes this summer in protest at plans to cut pensions.
Thursday 24 March 2011
Lecturers at 500 universities and colleges across the UK will take part in the first nationwide strike for five years today in a worsening row over pay and pensions.
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