Tag : UK

Four Year Degrees: the Answer to Britain’s Skills Shortage?

1 year ago / 0 comments

Over-specialisation at an early age is one reason behind Britain’s ongoing skills shortage, according to a former minister. Lord Willetts, a former minister for education, has claimed that the introduction of four year degrees would give students more of an opportunity to decide which course is right for them.  The … Read More

Elite Universities Lobby Others to Bear Brunt of Cuts

1 year ago / 0 comments

After discussion within the government regarding university funding, some Russell Group universities have suggested that more modern establishments should drop their fees, as they can afford to be on the receiving end of cuts as they have lower running costs. During Theresa May’s speech at the Conservative party conference, she … Read More

Why I think Brexit is terrifying

2 years ago / 0 comments

In the future, I imagine, historians will spend long hours and thousands of pages debating the exact events leading up to and following the 23rd of June 2016, so let me set something down for the record. The only reason we’re in this mess is David Cameron’s incompetence and colossal … Read More

Oxford abroad? The University is considering opening campuses abroad to continue receiving EU benefits

2 years ago / 0 comments

Oxford University is considering opening its first foreign campus in response to the UK leaving the European Union. This would break the university’s 700 year tradition as it has never opened a foreign branch. The former director of the French ministry for education, Jean-Michel Blanquer, confirmed French authorities were working … Read More

Britain in a Flap: Bird Flu’s back

2 years ago / 0 comments

We all remember the pandemic known as bird flu which took place in Britain about 10 years ago, but what has happened to it since? Has it simply just vanished off the face of the earth, or it is still lurking around? Bird Flu, or avian influenza, has been around … Read More

Why does Britain favour Costa when the world favours Starbucks?

2 years ago / 0 comments

(Photo from : Worldvs.com) Together, Costa and Starbucks account for 72 percent of spending in Britain’s branded coffee-shops and with 1.7bn cups of coffee sold each year in the UK, it’s no surprise that Costa and Starbucks fight for bragging rights. Whilst Costa may be ‘The Nation’s Favourite Coffee Shop’, … Read More

Trump is our problem too

2 years ago / 0 comments

Trump’s victory was followed by an uncharacteristically gracious acceptance speech where he reached out to opponents and pledged to serve for all. This is perhaps an early sign that he could in practice be less radical than the election signalled. However a number of Trump’s positions still look to produce … Read More

Institutional racism in British universities

2 years ago / 0 comments

Despite their endorsements of diversity and inclusivity, institutional racism has been a recurring theme throughout British universities. With statistics such as 60 of the UK’s 14,000 professors being black across the entire sector, academics and student organisations have been lobbying for change. Apart from the racial inequality in the staffing, … Read More

BAME graduates ‘2.5 times more likely to be jobless than white peers’

3 years ago / 0 comments

According to the Trade Unions Congress, Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) workers with degrees are two and a half times more likely to be unemployed than their white peers. Official statistics, published by the TUC to mark the beginning of its annual black workers’ conference, show the unemployment rate … Read More

Price of Football: What’s the cost?

3 years ago / 0 comments

THE price of football in the UK can be perfectly summed up by one fact, found by BBC Sport in their Price of Football study: Eastleigh, who play in the National League, offer the cheapest season ticket in the top five leagues of English football, at a cost of £120. However, … Read More