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Levelling up: True Blue or just a bit faded?

Prime Minister Boris Johnson attempted to expound on his ‘levelling up’ policies in Coventry yesterday to very mixed reception. It came out as confused and lacking in any clear detailed policy to such an extent that most observers reacted with…

Student futures in a divided society

Will time run out for students looking to the technology of the future for equality? Submissions to the recently launched University Partnerships Programme  UPP Foundation ‘Students Futures Commission’ closed today and they promise a fresh look at what the future…

Focus on education in Scotland: It’s a lang road

Recent days have seen more important reports on the state of education in Scotland for the newly elected administration to consider. The old Scottish saying ‘It’s a lang road that’s no goat a turnin’ should apply when planning for a…

The student experience 2020/21: Behind the headlines

How are student finances bearing up? With the Euro 2020 Championship currently in full swing across Europe after a year’s delay, we are entering an inevitable new wave of COVID-19 as another Coronavirus variant circulates. Getting the virus under control…

The government and Ofqual stagger from farce to tragedy

Is history repeating itself? Referring to the work of Hegel, Karl Marx noted that history repeats itself “the first time as tragedy, the second as farce”.  With the UK public examinations and assessments nearing the end of a second year…

Student futures are under scrutiny as reality bites

Asking about the future shape of Higher Education The newly formed  Student Futures Commission held its inaugural event online last week as it released the results of a very recent survey of UK students. The commission is a much needed…