Never mind that such a person would never pay off what they owe: the eye-watering fact is that interest itself becomes 68 per cent of the total debt.
Posts Tagged: Students
He’s proof that your boat can be swept along by the same tide as others, but how you steer it is a matter of individual style.
Richard Holden: The Chancellor shouldn’t try to win a spending arms race with Labour – which we would lose anyway
Perhaps the simplest way of putting it is: it’s all about economic credibility, stupid. Because come 2024, it certainly will be.
Rama Thirunamachandran: Modern universities and their graduates are a necessity, not a luxury, in a post-Covid Britain
These institutions play a vital role – despite what commentators, and sometimes politicians, say.
Judging by its social media activity, the National Union of Students’ main current focus is ‘decolonising the curriculum’.
Neil Shastri-Hurst: Like a phoenix from the ashes of the Covid crisis, now is the time for a new social contract to arise
The present social contract was written when the number of taxpayers well outstripped the number of retirees. But times have changed.
Nick Hillman: Three options for higher education. Less support for students, fewer of them – or else they pay more
If if the higher education sector must take some further pain in the spending review, then the last option is the least bad.
Doug Stokes: We need urgent action to help pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds get into university
White British boys face steep challenges to access – but some institutions seem too focused on ‘white privilege’ to notice.
Many still assume that going to college and leaving home are bound up together. But it ain’t necessarily so.
“I don’t think it’s helpful at this stage – three months away – to speculate” on what will happen at universities, says the Culture Secretary.
Over to them goes the problem of sorting the future of an inrush of students brandishing far better results than were expected.
We have worked with Ofqual to put in place the best possible system.
In a world that changes as fast as this one, constant intellectual regeneration should be our goal. Our recovery papers are a contribution to that.
This crisis, though we wish it could have been avoided – is a big wake-up call to these institutions that business cannot continue as normal.
Given the salience of the topic, we are republishing the Chair of the Foreign Select Committee’s article above each day this week.