David Willetts

It may not be a new message but it is one of ever-growing importance - scientists and engineers are vital to our economy and society. Their knowledge and skills are in high demand across a range of sectors, from manufacturing to financial services and everything in between.
Pensioners should take out a loan and go back to university so they can keep up in the jobs market, the government says. Ministers
White, working-class teenage boys should be categorised alongside ethnic minorities and those from disadvantaged communities
But we also have a balance between generations, with four roughly equally sized and culturally quite distinct adult cohorts co-existing - those born pre-1945, baby boomers, gen x and gen y. It's easy to miss this when we discuss our national demographic profile, because we tend to focus on how the population is ageing.
Ten specialist colleges are set to become universities under the biggest expansion of higher education for 20 years, it has
Able students are put off applying to the most selective institutions by the cost of living, distance from home and future
The UK's science base is one of the most important drivers of economic growth. If the government wants to ensure the future prosperity and well-being of the UK, it needs to invest more, not less, in our world class researchers and scientific organisations like the British Antarctic Survey.
The UK has failed in its duty to overseas students affected by the decision to revoke London Metropolitan University's sponsor
The number of students deterred by raised tuition fees is the equivalent to the government shutting the doors of two entire
The man responsible for admitting students to Cambridge has claimed allowing poorer students with lower grades into the university