Higher Education and Research Bill
Yes, universities should be globally focused. Yes, they should contribute to knowledge through their powerful research. But initiatives like the Big Idea Challenge show how those closer to home can be inspired to walk a different path. Even if they never pass through our doors.
As I write this Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a snap General Election for 8th June. Now is the time to make your voice heard. Get out and vote on 8th June and make sure the concerns of your generation hold just as much importance as those of the older generation to the next Government.
Like more than 80% of academics and a substantial majority of young people who will be most affected by Brexit, I voted to remain in the European Union.
Over recent months the media has paid particular attention to the fact that disadvantaged working class white boys are five times less likely to go to university than those from the most advantaged backgrounds. However, few seem to acknowledge that that only 5 per cent of young care leavers went to university last year.