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.
Posts Tagged: Universities and Skills
Sean Malkeson: Why the Year of Engineering should matter to Conservatives – and are we making the most of it?
As the son of a plumber who ran his own local business for several decades, I know that such technical professions can be extremely rewarding.
Scott Kelly: Technical education is still too narrow, and flaws in the apprenticeship levy are hindering progress
The Government must act now, or risk a generation of school leavers missing out on the opportunity to acquire technical skills.
Robert Halfon: AK47s, pluralism, war, students, cigars – and I get high. What I saw amidst Kurdistan’s fledgeling democracy.
I hope that, one day, it is no longer just an autonomous region in Iraq, but gets the independence it deserves.
Onward seems set to propound the liberal and Freer the libertarian versions of the globalist agenda. Where does that leave the anti-globalist voters who now back the Tories?
Joseph knew the importance a Conservative ‘counter-ideology’ to the intellectual ratchet of socialism.
The Oxford admissions row – and why the focus of the Hard Left on outcomes rather than opportunities is an offence to social justice.
May’s speech on science – “the UK’s ingenuity and creativity will be what drives our progress as a nation”
“Today over half of the UK’s resident researcher population were born overseas. When we leave the European Union, I will ensure that does not change.”
For many, it’s stressful, lonely and unhappy – and occasionally deadly. Students need more help them with their mental health.
They need time and resources spent on preparing them for employment and for life – and for their Government to adapt as quickly as they are doing.
Alex Morton: A solution to Tory electoral problems in the capital. Work to make it more like the rest of England.
It’s wrong to claim that May and Brexit have brought new problems for the Conservatives in London. These were clear in 2015 under Cameron.
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.
Robert Halfon: Degree apprenticeships – the key to fighting social injustice in higher education, and boosting productivity.
The new Office for Students must lead in this. There must be sanctions from the new regulator for those universities who are failing in this regard.
As so many elections have shown in the past, both the main parties only win elections when they move into the centre.
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?