As so many elections have shown in the past, both the main parties only win elections when they move into the centre.
Posts Tagged: Universities and Skills
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.
Ryan Henson: How to improve opportunities for white working-class boys – and get more on the Tory benches too
Research shows that investment in the early years of a child’s life is the most effective way to improve his or her long-term life chances.
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.”
Sam Frost: Meet Reignite – which aims to inspire a new generation of Tories. And which fills a gap that CCHQ has opened up.
We focus on three core activities: digital activism, on the ground campaigning, and recruiting and training grassroots activists.
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.
J Meirion Thomas: If we are to stop losing our best doctors, we must keep training and retraining them
Some specialist hospitals have made stellar consultant appointments from abroad. However, many doctors relocating here are economic migrants.
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.
From housing to university access, from the criminal justice system to the House of Commons, ethnic minority communities desire and deserve a fairer deal.
Like any thought criminal, his NUS accuser gave him no explanation, nor did her supporters believe he even had a right to ask for one.
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.
“That means equality of access to an academic university education, and a much greater focus on the technical alternatives too.”