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 02 June 2010
University lecturers are warning of national strike action over redundancies in the wake of public spending cuts totalling £1.2bn this year.
Thursday 27 May 2010
I was recently told, by someone who ought to know, that The Archers is ruminating on its own greatest taboo. When, if ever, should the everyday story of country folk stage its first murder? There have, of course, been deaths aplenty in Ambridge.
Friday 14 May 2010
Married couples are less likely to divorce if husbands help more with housework, shopping and childcare after the birth of their first child, research suggests.
Friday 16 April 2010
A university lecturer who rigged up a covert camera to spy on a woman using a shower was today ordered to register as a sex offender.
Saturday 27 March 2010
Saturday 06 February 2010
Nearly half of new teachers have not had enough training to deal with violence in the classroom, a survey showed today.
Saturday 06 February 2010
Thursday 04 February 2010
The exam season has nearly ended. The crowds in the library are thinning and there are fewer groups of smokers outside exam halls. For me, though, the exam season has been a breeze – mainly because I haven't had any.
Saturday 30 January 2010
I get by in Italian. I can be mannerly and appreciative, buy things, curse in a variety of dialects and make myself understood. But, being limited to structureless utterances that lack nuance, cheek or charm, I can't really be myself in Italian. So I have come to Verona to do a month's language course at LinguaIT ( linguait.it ), an on-the-ball school located in a grand palazzo.
Monday 11 January 2010
A shamed university lecturer facing jail for having sex with an under-age girl admitted child pornography charges today.
Tuesday 08 December 2009
A review of university fees and funding will hold public hearings in the new year, it was announced yesterday.
Monday 30 November 2009
More than a quarter of primary school teachers have suffered from stress-related mental illnesses as a result of having to deal with disruptive pupils, a survey has found. The research, by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, revealed that 55 per cent of teachers believed that behaviour had deteriorated in the past five years, and 76 per cent said that children were showing signs of aggression at an increasingly early age.
Thursday 05 November 2009
Friday 30 October 2009
Monday 21 September 2009
In becoming the first Cabinet minister to propose specific spending cuts, the Prime Minister's staunchest ally, Ed Balls, has shown his loyalty one more time. In interviews yesterday, he volunteered that education spending could be cut by £2bn by dint of pay restraint and slimming the ranks of senior staff. Thus has the Children's Secretary put his oar into the escalating contest for public spending cuts and tried to outmanoeuvre the Conservatives. As was heard loud and clear also from the Liberal Democrats in Bournemouth yesterday, the debate in this conference season is now unambiguously about who can cut most from public spending.
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