The Government should not be heaping what amount to extra taxes on those just getting by. For progressive change, ministers must look elsewhere.
Posts Tagged: Higher education
Chris Skidmore: Military personnel, veterans and their families deserve better access to Higher Education
We are providing funding to help service leavers to go to university, and scholarships for the children of those killed on duty.
Over thirty members of my own University of Warwick branch will be attending conference this year. Here’s how we did it.
From schools at one end to the job market at the other, many of the driving forces behind the campus mental health crisis aren’t vice-chancellors’ to solve.
Grammar school expansion should be focused on extending their sixth forms and opening them up to qualified entrants from other local schools to widen opportunity.
At Policy Exchange, we see prosperity, people, place, and patriotism as the four pillars of a politics which seeks to unite the four nations, town and country, and north and south.
Joseph knew the importance a Conservative ‘counter-ideology’ to the intellectual ratchet of socialism.
TRIN’s committee aims to create a sense of common purpose among those interested in a part of the political spectrum that has attracted too little scholarly attention.
Robert Halfon: Ministers should value the Open University no less than Oxbridge. And the latter should open up to apprenticeships.
What is the objective of higher education if it does not play a major role in addressing our country’s skills deficit?
The current system has brought benefits, but it can be improved upon. Getting it right will improve both equality of opportunity and fairness.
Robert Halfon: Apprenticeship funding is good, but the Chancellor should do more to back skills as a tool of social justice
We must rebalance Further and Higher Education, and ensure that those with most to gain from up-skilling actually get the opportunity to do so.
“Where lectures are missed at this vital time, as you said exam time, I would want some of those lectures made up during non-strike time.”
James Frayne: Focusing on university fees neglects the most important and potent parts of the new education review
Vocational and technical education are key to changing lives, and hold the potential to change people’s votes, too. They should dominate the Government’s attention.
Rebecca Lowe: If May’s review is to be meaningful, it must shatter the illusion that all universities are equal
She will, today, talk of “identify[ing] ways to help young people make more effective choices when they leave school”. This could be promising.
In his second piece on Higher Education, the former Universities Minister looks at how they might be tweaked – and why the alternatives are reactionary, expensive or both.