1 November 2013

Fear and mistrust on campus

By encouraging lecturers and students to report instances of discrimination, universities are undermining the very concept of academic freedom.

7 October 2013

Universities: bastions of conformism

Students once embraced the freedom to be adults. Now they have become ban-happy self-regulators afraid of growing up.

24 September 2013

Should we silence the Student Voice?

Constantly asking students about what should be taught corrodes the authority of lecturers - and knowledge.

9 September 2013

‘We must take students beyond their everyday lives’

Professor Michael Young on why knowledge must be put centre-stage in schools.

20 August 2013

Towards a manifesto for higher education

spiked’s education editor outlines a vision for the future of the university.

12 August 2013

Taking the ‘he’ out of higher education

The feminist challenge to Enlightenment ideas of knowledge and rationality has undermined the project of HE.

18 July 2013

Knowing stuff makes a comeback

Michael Gove’s new national curriculum elevates knowledge over skills. About time.

10 July 2013

Children have never had it so good

At a time when youngsters are healthier and wealthier than ever, why are some hellbent on depicting them as mentally ill?

6 July 2013

Turning adult students into cotton-wool kids

Mollycoddling universities seem more interested in helping students make friends than in educating them.

24 June 2013

A degree of instrumentalism

Despite some fine rhetoric, a new think-tank report rehashes the failed ideas behind UK higher-education policy.