Creative Arts graduates make up 10% of all those captured by LEO, but are by far the lowest earners. If the sector doesn’t wise up, the government will start asking questions, argues Andrew McGettigan.
The current government’s argument that student loans widen participation is misleading, argues Claire Callender, whose new research finds that debt aversion is stopping the poorest from applying to university.
Beside their divergent views on the merits of tuition fees, there is a surprising amount that is similar across the political parties’ plans for education, with a particular focus on the FE and technical sectors, argues Ant Bagshaw.
Student loan debt is unlike any other form of financial product. This has made it impossible to have a sensible public debate about tuition fees. David Morris breaks down the paradoxes of our university funding system.
There are lots of good reasons for the higher education sector to support a proposal to abolish tuition fees. Christopher Newfield makes the case for reframing the debate about university funding in the UK and the US.
One fifth of the UK’s students are studying in business schools, and EU and international students studying business are worth £3.2 billion to the UK economy. Angus Laing looks at the challenges ahead post-Brexit.
After the release of the government’s new LEO data, we draw some early lessons about what it shows about graduate earnings, the labour market and universities’ ability to influence the employment prospects of their graduates.
You might have missed an odd new arbitrary government judgement of university quality when it comes to Initial Teacher Training. Steph Harris explains the messy affair and its implications for higher education policy making.
Following new forecasts from the Office of Budget Responsibility, the value of tuition fee rises to universities are forecast to rise, but the predictions can only take us only so far for universities’ complex planning cycle.
Sterling is going down, and inflation is going up. But for some large costs for universities, inflation is far higher than the nationally reported rates. Just another way Brexit is hurting higher education in unexpected places…
The Autumn Statement was on the whole a positive result for universities, paradoxically as a result of Brexit. Yet volatility in growth and inflation will matter more than ever for higher education in the coming years.