Category Archives: Education

AC Grayling is proof that you can be very clever and very stupid at the same time

At first, I wasn’t sure if there was any point to adding to the deluge of blog posts about AC Grayling’s plan for a new “elite” university. Enough pixels have been wasted on The New College of the Humanities than … Continue reading

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Nick Clegg’s Social Mobility Strategy: targeting the wrong thing in the wrong way for the wrong reasons.

“It’s the law of inverse relevance. The less you intend to do about something, the more you have to keep talking about it.” – Sir Arnold Robinson, Yes Minister. Nick Clegg has launched a social mobility strategy. A hefty report was … Continue reading

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Hey Porter, will you tell me the time? Time to go, actually*

* with apologies to Johnny Cash. It would not have been an easy year for anyone to have been President of the NUS. Aaron Porter has certainly had a difficult time of it, and there will doubtless be plenty of … Continue reading

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What implications will raising tuition fees have for current students?

An article I’ve written for Graduates Anonymous, about the impact of the tuition fee rises on current students. First, the good news. The amount that current students will pay for university remains unchanged. Changes to university fees won’t actually come … Continue reading

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Some tuition fees number crunching

On the day MPs were deciding whether they should vote to raise the cap on tuition fees to £9000 per year, Nick Clegg said that students should look more carefully at the proposals to tuition fee funding before protesting against … Continue reading

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The Liberal Democrats: An Obituary

In affectionate remembrance of THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS Who died at the House of Commons ON THURSDAY 9 DECEMBER 2010, at 5.41pm. Deeply lamented by a small circle of grieving friends and acquaintences (although loathed by many more) R.I.P N.B. The … Continue reading

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Nick Clegg makes a tin of spam look like a calculating political genius

In one sense, Nick Clegg has kept his word. I know, I can’t believe I’ve just written that sentence either. In an article for The Times specifiying the priorities the Lib Dems would have when brokering a deal to enter … Continue reading

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