The flip-flop, the backtrack, the reversal, the U-turn; all terms that have entered public discourse to describe an intriguing catch-22: Reneging on policy commitments too often is seen as a surefire sign of a weak political will, yet slavery to principle whatever the weather is the defining characteristic of a political bigot in the eyes of the electorate.
If I'm honest, I'm really pleased I have so much practical stuff to do for my degree. It makes me feel as though I'm actually working towards something real rather than sitting in my bedroom staring blankly at a text-book. This attitude can't be said of everyone at university.
The answer might be a master's degree. An extra year of specialist study to rack up your employability sounds to the uninitiated like a bomb proof idea. The problem is the cost. While students have spent the last three years protesting about undergraduate fees the issue of master's fees has gone unchallenged.
I reached the dilemma of finding myself at odds with university life but simultaneously not wanting to join the 9-5 rat race. Having saved up £5,000 from my current job, I made the bold move to leave both university and employment to set up my own business and become self-employed.
It was revealed last week that, following the introduction of university tuition fees, there has been a 40% drop in admissions. What a surprise.
Asking adults aged 24 and above to pay to work, through a student loan, risks putting many people off undertaking apprenticeships and contributing towards the development of our skilled workforce. Asking people earning this level of pay to further take out a loan in order to work is simply unacceptable.
I knew nothing about private universities before I started considering my options for higher education - in fact I didn't even know they existed. But deciding to study at LCA Business School right in the heart of central London, has been one of the best decisions I've ever made.
The New York Times announced this week that forty public US universities are teaming up with the company Academic Partnerships to offer free online courses which lead to the award of credit towards degree programmes.
The problem is that there is a dark side to the British boarding school system, which is nothing like the homo-erotic hazing and initiation of the 20th Century that everyone associates with boarding life.
The system has its flaws and has led to various negative impacts that could have been predicted. However, for the foreseeable future it is here to stay, and everyone working in education needs to make sure it works - or else see a generation miss out on a university education.
University. It's about meeting new people, living on a diet of baked beans and getting as far away from your parents as possible. Isn't it? Not anymore.
Last week marked the two-year anniversary of the British student protests held in opposition to planned spending cuts to higher education and an increase in the cap on tuition fees from £3,290 to £9,000. The rise in the maximum fees universities are allowed to charge students took effect at the start of this term.
Whilst not as explosive as 2010's miniature riot in Millbank, the fact that yet another major student demonstration ended in disarray is an uncomfortable fact for the NUS.
Look out London: the students are coming. Again. And if police and press reports of the last major student demonstration, back in 2010, are to be believed, a torrid time is on its way.
However, with the UK's long term economic prospects likely to be determined by the skill levels of its workforce, it is high time postgraduate study received some attention.
It's been a long time coming but this autumn heralds a new era for UK education. For the first time, students who want to study for their degree online have the same entitlement to tuition fee loans as those studying full time at university.