Category - access to university

  • October 27, 2017

    The Sutton Trust has called for a greater use of contextual data in admitting disadvantaged students to universities.

  • June 23, 2011

    Pursuing the topic of the role of the university in an age of economic constraint and multiple other social and political pressures, Dr Andrew Hass from the University of Stirling proposes a fourfold way of rethinking universities and their purpose beyond the restrictive, and ultimately self-defeating, parameters set by the economic and business paradigms.

  • June 4, 2011

    Economic pressure on tertiary education needs to be addressed with proper critical thinking rather than simply complied with or ignored, professors say.

  • June 4, 2011

    The breadth and quality of education universities once offered is now being seriously eroded by underfunding, says Dr Andrew W. Hass from the University of Stirling. But funding is not where the deeper crisis lies, he suggests. Cutbacks are just the symptom of a greater underlying problem. The real problem is an identity crisis. What is 'the university' for?

  • March 18, 2011

    Academics at Stirling University took part in 'teach-ins' yesterday, to coincide with national protests and strikes over controversial pension plan changes.

  • December 15, 2010

    Trebling student tuition fees will normalise debt for the young and contradicts Christian teaching, says the Anglican Bishop of Lincoln.

  • December 11, 2010

    Since the 1970s, successive governments have reinforced a social tendency to know the cost of everything and the value of nothing. Education has not escaped this destructive culture and John Heathershaw has given a chilling warning of the death of the public university.

  • December 10, 2010

    Higher education in England has changed forever. It is no exaggeration to say that universities are in their twilight hours as public institutions for the universality of people and ideas, says John Heathershaw. The discussions during the occupation at the University of Exeter show that there are alternatives.

  • November 11, 2010

    Christian students joined thousands of demonstrators in London yesterday to protest against government plans to allow universities in England to charge fees of up to £9000.

  • January 28, 2010

    There has been an angry response to the government’s admission that only 4% of people from the poorest backgrounds go to university, while life expectancy in the richest parts of the UK is 13 years longer than in the poorest parts.