When the Government revealed plans in the 2014 Autumn Statement to introduce a major overhaul of postgraduate funding in England, the news was greeted with cautious optimism by the higher education sector...
I understand why the argument in favour of international students is expressed in hard economic facts, but the academic quality arguments are equally or probably even more relevant for our prosperity and well-being as a nation in the long term. Quality has a clear economic relevance - as long as we are able to look beyond short term objectives. That is something else we should make more prominent in our teaching, especially for the benefit of politicians.
University campuses are supposed to be safe spaces for all students regardless of their race, religion, gender and sexuality but recent events have shown them to be far from insulated from the wider Islamophobia currently gripping society.
In 2015, is money more important than morality? Should we ignore the attendance of our Prince and Prime Minister at the funeral of someone who was no less than a dictator running a terrorist organisation? Surely with the general election coming up, Cameron should have perhaps considered the outrage that might be voiced in the UK rather than the importance of international relations with a corrupt, murderous government.
Overall, 'Oliver Twist for Kids' was another resounding success for Playing with Plays, and it fulfilled its purpose of creating plays from 'tricky' classics that were enjoyable and accessible for kids to perform, allowing them to enjoy the literature that adults are often guilty of thinking too advanced for them.
When Clegg arrived, he shook everyone's hand ("Hi, I'm Nick") and I led him to his seat in front of the camera, where he promptly dropped his microphone on the floor...
Overall, the liberal arts degree is a godsend. Without a doubt, the positives outweigh any negatives. Sure, you still have to choose a concentration, but that added year or two, where you have a whole university's resources at your feet, makes all the difference.
Public belief in the NHS has completely disintegrated. It has let people down unforgivably. This is not something we can ignore, on the contrary, listening to each other is now more important than ever.
A year ago on the 17 January, I was brought to a disciplinary hearing where I faced the prospects of expulsion from my Master's degree. My crime? I dared stand alongside fellow students and workers, relentlessly protesting the plans to privatise our essential support services.
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We need all political parties to look at the mandatory financial protection scheme as a matter of moral responsibility to protect international students in the UK, who do not have any safety net to fall into in case of any organisational failure of their institution or conflict in their home country.
As employers, we know how tough it is out there, but that doesn't stop us wanting the very best people for the job, particularly as these new recruits could one day become the leaders of our businesses. We want to see evidence that these young people have got what it takes to negotiate the complexities of today's workplace.
The reality is that Cambridge is hard, and for many people it is too hard. I don't mean 'hard' here in an academic sense. Of course it is hard in this way, and rightly so. I mean hard in the sense that the overly and unnecessarily stressful way in which Cambridge is set up means that it is hard simply to exist here.
We're about to live in a 1984-style, Orwellian state. Well, we're already halfway there, but the latest counter-terrorism legislation being pushed through Parliament will truly certify our status as the most surveilled country in Europe.
Ernst, 44, is the Junior Senator for Iowa, elected in the recent midterms, having served as a State Senator prior to this. Despite lacking political experience in the Capitol and in frontline politics generally, she checks multiple boxes for a potential running-mate in 2016.
Perhaps the poor do have more to gain from faith then the middle classes, and religion for all its good and bad will not give way to secularism in Africa.