We also call on the Government to extend the student loan system – to support those students who want to pursue a technical route, not just an academic one.
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Several popular assumptions about ‘the student vote’ turned out to be untrue.
Whatever he does to validation, he should ponder replacing the current system of tuition fees and loans with commissions.
These graduates are not taking jobs from anyone: they’re filling skills gaps and it’s grossly unfair to pretend anything else.
Many employers seem to want the sun, moon and stars when it comes to recruitment; it’s a pity then that some of them won’t pay for it.
The media furore surrounding loans for study seems to bracket them with pay-day loans rather than mortgages.
Ralph Buckle: The Government is wrong. We need more students from the Commonwealth to stay and work in Britain.
Non-EU students currently contribute around £7 billion a year to the UK economy. We cannot afford to let this valulable source of income slip away to our competitors.
The concept is far more popular with left-wing academics and lobbyists than with people actually in ‘relative poverty’.
The Pupil Premium isn’t working – instead, let’s reward schools that demonstrate excellence and improve social mobility.
From the hounding of Tim Hunt to the non-hounding of a man waving an ISIS flag in central London, our institutions are failing.
It could have an important role in re-balancing the attitudes of university managers towards the relative values of teaching and research.
In 2005, the party still only had 17 women MPs. Ten years on, it is 68. The Universities are taking note.
Dr Simon Clarke: Whisper it quietly, but some academics vote Tory. And many, many more could be persuaded to do
The commonly-held belief on the Right that academia is a leviathan of leftist groupthink is a little wide of the mark.
Time and again the Opposition have placed their own political interests above the best interests of young people.
The quote is from the Conservative Manifesto. Discuss.