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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Tuesday 22 March 2011
Thousands of university lecturers will go on strike today in a protest about changes to their pensions scheme.
Saturday 12 March 2011
Parents who set up the Government's flagship free schools would be guaranteed places under new admissions proposals being considered by ministers.
Friday 11 March 2011
Saturday 26 February 2011
Universities Secretary David Willetts provoked fury last night when he revealed that students studying privately would be given access to Government loans and grants.
Thursday 24 February 2011
Sir Michael Wilshaw, who is the Government's favourite teacher and the head of Mossbourne Academy in Hackney – where 10 pupils this year have been offered Oxbridge places – has revealed the name of his role model: Clint Eastwood.
Sunday 20 February 2011
Sunday 30 January 2011
Sunday 30 January 2011
Thursday 20 January 2011
Despite the Coalition's insistence that spending on schools will increase, headteachers are preparing to make early cuts to their staff.
Thursday 06 January 2011
The sanitised version of Huckleberry Finn soon to be issued by an Alabama-based publisher is further proof that on matters of race at least, Thomas Bowdler is alive and well and living in the United States.
Wednesday 05 January 2011
An underwater search for a former university lecturer feared dead after a boat carrying six passengers capsized was called off today.
Wednesday 17 November 2010
Headteachers are hiding unruly pupils from Ofsted inspectors to stop their school being labelled as badly behaved, a cross-party group of MPs heard today.
Friday 12 November 2010
A university student suspected of throwing a fire extinguisher at police during the Millbank riot was arrested tonight.
Wednesday 06 October 2010
The partner of one of two men found dead in a flat yesterday died last month in mysterious circumstances.
Thursday 10 June 2010
University lecturers are threatening national strike action over redundancies. They have rejected proposed changes to their pensions and are asking for a 4 per cent pay rise this year. Are such demands from the University and College Union realistic in such austere times for the economy? We would argue they are not, given the dire state of the public finances and the expected shortfall in the Universities Superannuation Scheme pension pot.
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