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.
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.”
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.
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.
In the first of two pieces on Higher Education, the former Universities Minister argues that the conventional account of how fees and funding works is mistaken.
Our Party is bringing new rigour to Higher Education, but we have much more to do to win the support of young people on education policy.
When a generation that grew up online starts seeking public office, it won’t just be journalists who have a trail of unguarded comments that anyone can find.
“As far as I am concerned if he were to continue to use that sort of language and talk in that sort of way he would no longer be in public office.”
In the side, that is. Plus: First the Left came for Toby Young; later, they may come for you. And: North Korea could be the big story of the year.
We have already published an article by the former Minister about his new book, and will be linking to each of its chapters as they are published.
Cutting the cost of living. Building more houses. Protecting the NHS. Developing skills. A draft of the proposals Hammond should deliver.
There is a legitimate question to be asked about whether UK universities have been fulfilling their duty to provide a model of reasoned discourse on Brexit.