UK Higher Education

Could Education Learn Something From the Brexit Vote?

Professor Maurits van Rooijen | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK
Professor Maurits van Rooijen

A referendum - such as Britain's recent EU vote - says a lot about how people reach decisions. Most striking is the correlation between how people voted and their overall level of education. Those educated to a higher level tended to be against leaving; those with lower education tended to vote in favour of leaving. But do not jump to conclusions: there is a bigger picture here.

This Is How The UK's Best Universities Compare To The Rest Of The World

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education

The global reputation of some of the UK's most prestigious universities is increasingly challenged by the US and Asia, a new influential survey shows....

In Defence of 'Lazy' British Universities

Katie Beswick | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK
Katie Beswick

On Saturday, Dr Anthony Seldon, Master of the elite UK independent school Wellington College and newly appointed Vice Chancellor of Britain's first independent university, the University of Buckingham, accused British Universities of laziness.

The Perks of Living in a Co-Ed Dorm

April Xiaoyi Xu | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
April Xiaoyi Xu

During the hectic college application process last fall, I forgot to research whether my dream school would use a co-ed housing system. Right before starting school at Pomona College in Claremont, California, I discovered that that boys and girls in my university would be housed in great proximity.

What Is Wrong With UK Higher Education?

Dr Kyle Grayson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Kyle Grayson

UK higher education is again experiencing significant labour unrest with thousands of members of UCU, UNISON, and Unite having spent Halloween on strike. A sustained period of working to contract is now underway as employees are refusing to provide the uncompensated overtime that has become the norm in the sector.

Students' Letter to Nick Clegg

Liam Burns | Posted 01.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Burns

The release of data from the Office for Fair Access (OFFA) shows that the total being spent on bursaries by universities has dropped by a further £13.8 million (per year), which is in addition to the anticipated £55 million fall in bursaries by 2015/16 already announced in September. We do not believe that these perverse results of the government's market system were intended, but they are the reality - and unless and until steps are taken to address these issues, students will continue to regard the government, and your party, with disdain.

Universities and the Logic of Public Interest

Colin Talbot | Posted 25.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education
Colin Talbot

My trade union, UCU, is campaigning against the establishment of "private" universities in the UK. They have a point about the way in which this is being done, which is in my view with reckless disregard for quality and probity issues which could damage the whole UK higher education sector.

The Riots, the Aftermath and the Role of Sociology

Emma Jackson | Posted 16.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education
Emma Jackson

The night of the Tottenham riots I was leaving to catch a plane. On holiday, I texted friends and worried about what was going on. As well as the concerns for people in my adopted home city, there was also a nagging feeling that I was missing something.

We Need More Female Engineers

David Docherty | Posted 30.10.2011 | UK Universities & Education
David Docherty

Why is it that girls are doing increasingly brilliantly in GCSE science and A-level physics and yet engineering and manufacturing businesses are stubbornly MIMO at management levels - men in at university, men out into jobs?