We live in a world where pragmatism dominates idealism. Does a nurse or an accountant provide more value to society? When faced with a question like this, the idealists among us would question the definition of "value". By contrast, the pragmatists would revert to the only objective benchmark available and declare that six figures are better than five.
The brightest minds are now asking not how their studies might enlighten them, or how the accumulation of knowledge might benefit humanity; but instead they are asking how it will help them find a job, or how it will aid them in paying off their swelling debts.
This is a pivotal time for the UK. Economic growth and a strong technology sector demand that business and UK education work towards the same goals in order to create highly skilled young people that have the ability to strengthen UK industry. Universities need to be flexible and address the needs of students.
A disabled student who was told she would never walk or talk again has taken her first steps to collect her 2:1 degree in
It is frankly boring hearing them whingeing on about university fees (which they want subsidising but have not paid a penny
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has received an honorary degree from the University of Manchester to mark his 25
University degrees are still a financially worthwhile investment, suggests statistics due to be published, showing those
Thanks to oversubscribed places and a sharp rise in tuition fees, more and more students are set to opt out of university
As the summer marches ever onwards and results season looms for thousands of students, there will be many nervous teenagers