Tag Archives: University

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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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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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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Out of apathy cometh…well, nothing actually

It’s hard being a politically-engaged young person in modern Britain. For a start, we seem to be in a minority. Voting has not become a habit for the younger generation in the way it was for their parents and grandparents. … 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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Seriously Browned Off

If more evidence were needed that the word “progressive” should be expunged from political discourse, look no further than the government’s response to the Browne review. Both senior Tories and Lib Dems have said they agree with the thrust of … Continue reading

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What exactly is the point of a graduate tax?

Vince Cable has argued in favour of a graduate tax. So has Ed Miliband. Both see it as a fairer alternative to the current system. Under the current system: If you’re starting a full-time higher education course, the main types … Continue reading

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