For many, it’s stressful, lonely and unhappy – and occasionally deadly. Students need more help them with their mental health.
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Robert Halfon: Last week’s elections blazed a trail for fusing workers’ and metropolitan conservatism
The Conservative Government is also going to have to get back to its DNA – cutting taxes. Reductions for those on incomes below £45,000 would send a powerful signal.
The new Home Secretary won’t toe the Downing Street line as his predecessor did. His appointment is thus a sign of weakness at the top.
It has fascinated me since growing up in a single parent family on the outskirts of Belfast – before attending the lowest-performing secondary school in Northern Ireland.
Neil O’Brien: We Conservatives need to refresh ourselves to stop Corbyn. That’s why Onward is being launched.
Even in lefty France, socialist policies are now being dumped by Emmanuel Macron in favour of free markets. Now is the time to develop our next round of big ideas.
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.
“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.”
Thomas Barton: My lecturers are right about their pensions – but wrong to harm their students by this strike
To maximise damage, the UCU is prohibiting striking lecturers from teaching the academic material lost on a strike day, on an alternative non-strike day.
Richard Tice: University lecturers and Vice-Chancellors – more working, less whingeing, if you want sympathy
If lecturers want to keep the same pension benefits, they will have to pay for them, persuade their university employers to help do so – or work longer.
Peter Ainsworth: To solve the problems of higher education funding, universities themselves must share some of the risk
All the risks of the regime fall presently to students and taxpayers. Not only is this unfair and morally questionable, but it leads directly to undesirable outcomes.
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.
The former Education Secretary on the review of tertiary education funding floated today.
“It wasn’t anticipated that so many universities would have the same fee for their course. There hasn’t been as much variety as we would have wanted”.
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.