Coalition really has ‘lost the plot over higher education’

This week Oxford dons passed a vote of no confidence in higher education minister David Willetts for the first time in history and The Public Accounts Committee rebuked the coalition for its staggering miscalculation over tuition fees that will leave a massive funding gap. It’s hardly surprising that the UCU has accused the coalition of…

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Mass closure of courses at London Met is a violation of human rights

Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states: ‘Everyone has the right to Education’ and ‘Higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.’ At London Metropolitan University, where Vice Chancellor Michael Gillies plans to summarily close 70 per cent of its courses, these rights are being grossly violated….

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Changing Lives: Women, inclusion and the PhD

Changing Lives is a refreshing deviation from the many books that go through the technical and practical aspects of embarking on a PhD. As I prepare to start my own doctoral study in three months time, I was interested to read a book that allows you to share the stories of six women who took…

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