Settit Beyene

Jounalist and author

What's So Wrong With a Degree Transcript

What's So Wrong With a Degree Transcript Anyway?

Universities are looking to adopt the Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) as a means of providing a tangible record of students' achievements outside of the lecture-hall. This will work in lieu of a degree transcript, which has been denigrated for showing only the bare minimum of a student's achievement at university; their degree classification.
08/10/2012 13:55 BST
The College Effect: A.C. Grayling Charges £54k for

The College Effect: A.C. Grayling Charges £54k for Degrees

22% of the first cohort for the New College of Humanities (NCH) will hail from state school backgrounds, a number far lower than any other UK university. The new private college offers degrees conferred by the University of London in English, history, philosophy, economics and law. All for the unreasonable price tag of £18,000. Per <em>year</em>.
23/04/2012 09:49 BST
Sun, Sea and Suspicious Taxes: 8% Increase in Air Passenger

Sun, Sea and Suspicious Taxes: 8% Increase in Air Passenger Duty

Embarking on a gap year in 2012/2013 means I and countless other itchy-footed Brits will have to deal with increased APD on flights, opaque booking costs and 'administration' fees (EasyJet, Ryanair, I'm looking at you). Despite what Madonna said in the '80s, this year, holidays will not be a time to celebrate.
12/04/2012 22:41 BST