Tag : education

Debate: Education Under Gove

6 years ago / 0 comments

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

6 years ago / 0 comments

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

LUU Leadership Race 2013

6 years ago / 0 comments

Update @ 17:40 – The live blog is now over, full concise coverage of the debate is now available online here. Or re-live the live blog below. Thanks to LSTV for their video stream. With the 2013 campaign week fast approaching, it’s that time of year when you get to question … Read More

Syrians fear for Uni future

6 years ago / 0 comments

25.01.13   A student has submitted an idea to the Better University Forum after a Syrian student was left fearing for his place at Leeds, after his government failed to pay his tuition fees. The motion urges the University to “develop policies to help international students facing crisis”. It comes … Read More

How Much For The Degree?

6 years ago / 0 comments

With the introduction of fees for University, there has been a growing trend among commentators and politicians alike to call us consumers rather than students. The idea of education as a public good is being diminished. This has partly been driven by increased pressure on unis to make sure that … Read More

Big Debate: Protest Without Progress

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The recent NUS demo in London failed to attract a crowd anything like that of the 2010 march against the rise in tuition fees. Big Debate asks, was Demo 2012 a waste of time?   YES: Benjamin Conway In an ideal world, the answer to this question would be a … Read More