1 December 2003

Top-up fees and useless degrees

spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

1 October 2003

University: Admission to what?

Giving students extra marks for being 'disadvantaged' does them no favours.

5 September 2003

Back to school

The new term brings out every insecurity about how we socialise our kids.

14 August 2003

Exam failures

A-level students deserve a challenging education, not a patronising pat on the back.

15 July 2003

Stressing out students

Students are encouraged to experience university challenges as traumas.

15 July 2003

Whatever happened to the university?

Higher education has come to mean everything - except intellectual endeavour.

25 February 2003

Selecting a narrow education

As New Labour cranks up its anti-grammar school campaign, a teacher asks - why now?

10 February 2003

The case for corporate universities

It's not the source of university funding that should concern academics, but the strings attached to it by the state.

4 February 2003

Sparking interest in science

While children hunger for truth and beauty, the UK government's new pilot science curriculum feeds them a soup of media-driven issues.

28 January 2003

Lifelong learning: education or therapy?

A lecturer assesses the demoralisation of post-16 education in the UK.