Tag : education

Features | The Tuition Fees – How have they really affected us?

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Despite the new £9000 fees, the number of students entering into full-time higher education in 2013 reached a record high, with almost half a million undergraduates being accepted into universities around the UK. In fact, Ucas’ figures have shown increases in the number of applications of those from disadvantaged areas, … Read More

Photojournal | Staff on strike – "It's the last resort today"

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“What’s twenty times six?” asks Ann Blair, law lecturer and President of University of Leeds University and College Union (UCU). “One hundred and twenty”. “Well. That’s how many mince pies I’ve been distributing on the picket lines this morning.” It’s a good effort: hundreds of lecturers, administrators and various support … Read More

Comment | Why we need grammar schools

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British education is failing. Our schools are failing our students and the future prosperity of the UK hangs in the balance. Figures from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) have rated England’s 16-24 year-olds as being 22nd and 21st for literacy and numeracy respectively out of 24 countries. The children tested were educated … Read More

Comment | Support the teacher's strike!

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This Halloween, staff from the University and Colleges Union (UCU,) Unite and Unison took industrial action against higher education campuses across the country.  The strike came as part of an ongoing dispute with University management that arose following a pay cut of 13 per cent since 2008, at a time when … Read More

News | In pictures – Leeds education workers on strike

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Staff at the University of Leeds went on strike on Thursday in protest over pay and cuts to higher education. They proceeded to join striking staff from Leeds Met and other members of the public on a march towards Victoria Square. LS Head of Photography Leo Garbutt was there and … Read More

Blogs | Why Are You Here?

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When you start any course of study there is the inevitable ‘Now, let’s go around in a circle and find out a little about you – what you have done and why are you here?’ The shy members of the group look at the floor in terror, the confident start … Read More

News | 24 hour library access for exam periods

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The Edward Boyle library will now be open 24 hours a day over exam periods. Education Officer Alice Smart said that following a trial earlier this year “the feedback from students has been overwhelmingly positive.” Third year English Language student Aaron Carr commented: “24 hour library access is always going … Read More

Comment | Is Education Too Eurocentric?

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When it comes to education, politicians are very dismissive when it comes to the inclusion of authors of colour in GCSE and A-level syllabuses. It is blatantly obvious that these authors are under-represented, yet any reference to an author of colour, however small, is instantly used as an example of integrative … Read More

Debate: Education Under Gove

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With Secretary for Education, Michael Gove, proposing dramatic changes to the country’s schooling, Big Debate asks, are his proposals promising?     YES: Rebecca Shapiro “We cannot afford to have an education system that was set in the nineteenth century”   Media attention has recently been overwhelmingly fixed on Education … Read More

The Secret Curriculum

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We are all commodities. All of us. Our value is dictated by someone we have never met, and by people we do not know. We are all faceless, anonymous tools, to be used at will by avaricious, solipsistic politicians in their quest to write their names in the history books. … Read More