“Adam Smith U”

...or you say "outsourcing", I say "self-determination"... I love finding out that what I think are my ideas are not original.  I usually find they have already been thought of by far cleverer people than myself, so feeding the idea that perhaps great minds really do think alike even when they have never heard each…

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Universities Challenged: There may be trouble aHEad

Universities Challenged: There may be trouble aHEad

I pulled no punches at the time that the university fees decision was an awful one, satisfying nobody.  With the results in and most universities deciding to charge at the top end of the artificially narrow window personally I think the trouble is only beginning.  And it's going to be serious both for universities and…

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Fees vote leaves students, universities and politicians deep in the Browne stuff

I suppose the only person wringing rubbing their hands with glee over tomorrow's vote is likely to be Lord Mandelson who commissioned the Browne report to avoid Labour having to make a decision on Higher Education funding before a General Election (and they still haven't got a policy so far as I can tell), but this tuition…

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Oxbridge Academies: history repeating itself?

Oxbridge Academies: history repeating itself?

I had an early meeting yesterday of a governors' committee where someone mentioned this Guardian article from Monday about how Oxford and Cambridge Universities have proven lukewarm or downright icy towards the idea that they should sponsor New Labour academies. Oxbridge snub to government on academies Polly Curtis and Patrick Wintour Monday December 3, 2007…

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