This establishment panel will not challenge inefficiency. Parents and business are not represented. Colleges need an incentive to provide a better deal.
Posts Tagged: Universities and Skills
Other discount cards offer better deals. A more relevant role would be to provide some effective campaigning and to champion student rights.
Holly Whitbread: Away with this doom and gloom. Let’s all cheer up – and look forward to this new Festival of Britain.
In the face of our challenges, we often forget about our many opportunities, our potential and what we already have to celebrate.
Great effort goes to attract the best school-leavers. If only the same energy went into ensuring that their graduate alumni are actually prepared for the world of work.
We haven’t had it easy, but we are resilient and resourceful. Our appetite for change is bad news for the party that took us for granted.
It’s no longer about changes to bring equality; it is about taking revenge against mankind for historic wrongs. #manmustfall may be on us sooner than we think.
Falling standards, the cutting of college places, and the capping of courses available to Scots at Scottish universities are the direct consequence of their policy.
Alex Morton: The purpose of education is to give people skills for life. And we have lost sight of it.
It would be wrong to try to create a system of conservative indoctrination because so-called progressives have indoctrinated children and students in other ways.
Fresh thinking on vocational and technical education is a good start, but fundamental questions about higher education and the state’s role in it remain.
Tim Gocher: The hostile environment costs us dearly – Britain would profit from a more reasonable approach
The current system offends our allies and deters valuable skilled migrants. There is a better way.
We boast the lowest council tax in Kent by a significant margin and retain our grammar schools. We are also revitalising derelict waterfronts.
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.
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.