01 mars 2015

Labour's back is against the wall over university fees

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQPxnNUZkzq1IINmqwJMRe0Mx9jmcJPvZ89WaflkoXFnHo0R2jfVuceEAwwBy Nick Hillman. With just over two months until the election, Labour still doesn't know whether it wants a graduate tax, a cut in tuition fees, or a delay until they know better. Read more...

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Foreign students 'vital for UK's future prosperity'

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQPxnNUZkzq1IINmqwJMRe0Mx9jmcJPvZ89WaflkoXFnHo0R2jfVuceEAwwBy Josie Gurney-Read. Business leaders have called for an increase in opportunities for qualified international graduates to remain in the UK following graduation. Read more...

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Hannah Arendt: thinking versus evil

By Jon Nixon. Jon Nixon asks what Arendt’s work can tell us about the value of universities as places of thinking together. More...

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Seven myths of university teaching

By Paul Ashwin. Paul Ashwin unpicks some cherished nostrums, from Hollywood-style star turns at the podium to the much-exaggerated death of the lecture. Teaching is creative, intellectually challenging and rewarding, but it is also elusive and complex. This makes it rich territory for the development of myths that offer a damaging view of university teaching – myths that are often supported by the ways in which teaching is presented, evaluated and rewarded. More...

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Liam Byrne: Why fees should be £6K

By Liam Byrne. As Ed Miliband announces Labour’s policy on university tuition fees, the shadow universities minister sets out his party’s plans for higher education. More...

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Social science ‘critical’ to innovation

By . Funding for science and innovation should increase by at least 10 per cent in real terms over the next Parliament, according to the Campaign for Social Science. More...

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Is philosophy dead?

By . In 2010, Professor Hawking declared that scientists rather than philosophers “have become the bearers of the torch of discovery in our quest for knowledge”.
Philosophers argued their case at a debate held at the British Academy in London this week. More...

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