• June 9, 2011

    Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams has criticised the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government's policies on a wide range of issues.

  • June 3, 2011

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

  • June 3, 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?

  • June 1, 2011

    The Church of Scotland has been urged to campaign against cuts being imposed by Scottish local authorities to learning disability services.

  • May 29, 2011

    NHS Direct Action and UK Uncut activists dressed in medical scrubs have staged a protest outside HSBC's AGM over the bank's NHS profiteering.

  • May 24, 2011

    PM David Cameron's comments about Christianity and politics this week have led to strong criticism about the impact of his policies on the most vulnerable.

  • May 13, 2011

    Earlier this week, the universities minister David Willetts rushed to deny suggestions that the government would allow elite universities to sell off super-expensive extra places to wealthy students. But the furore led to another proposal receiving very little attention - the suggestion that private companies and charities should be allowed to fund their own university places.

  • May 13, 2011

    The Child Poverty Action Group have welcomed the news of a fall in child poverty - but warned that the government's policies are likely to push it back up again.

  • May 12, 2011

    The government's ability to keep its promises on disability has been rated as a 'D-' by the disability charity Scope.

  • May 11, 2011

    The difficulties negotiated and the sacrifices made by many disabled and ill people in getting to London to join the Hardest Hit march against government cuts has been inspiring.