The Prime Minister already looks set to return to Downing Street with an increased majority and a domestic policy programme of her own. Where do universities fit in Mayism, and the ‘May’ general election?
After rumours of its demise had been widely circulating, today BIS finds itself in an unexpectedly strong position, with a fresh ministerial team made up of high profile and influential MPs within this majority Conservative administration. Jonathan Simons looks at their priorities for HE, science, FE and skills.
We’ve been live blogging the election results, aftermath and formation of the new government since Thursday night. Find the latest updates here, including developments on Tuesday.
As fees take the stage one final time as the General Election campaign draws to a close, Mark Leach argues that it is time to bring the whole issue back to reality and proposes a bold move to ensure that HE fees and finance take their rightful place at the heart of our political and economic debate.
Jim Dickinson on political parties and the promises (and pledges) they make to students.
The latest poll of students shows a steep decline in support for the Green Party, although a healthy number of students say that they plan to vote at next month’s General Election.
In their 2015 General Election manifesto published today, the SNP confirms that they will support the lowering of fees across the UK.
Emily Lupton summarises UKIP’s 2015 election manifesto and what the party plans for higher education including free tuition for STEMM courses and abolishing loans for EU students.
Emily Lupton looks over the Liberal Democrat’s 2015 election manifesto and what the party plans for higher education.
In their 2015 election manifesto the Green Party attacks the current state of UK higher education and lists ways to address the issues. These include scrapping fees and SLC student debts.
What does the Conservatives release their 2015 election manifesto say about higher education?
As Labour release their 2015 election manifesto, Emily Lupton looks at the party’s plans for higher education.
With the election getting closer, but the ultimate result looking as uncertain as ever, Martin McQuillan predicts a confusing five years ahead for higher education. How will the sector respond to a rainbow coalition, perhaps without the mandate to pass primary legislation? And how will universities maintain the stability they crave on a fundamentally unstable landscape?
Mark Leach takes a quick look at the measures relating to HE and science announced in the 2015 Budget announced by Chancellor George Osborne.
A fortnight ago, the higher education choice at the forthcoming general election became clearer as a result of Labour’s policy announcement. Graeme Wise returns to the issue to assess the winners and losers from the £6,000 fees policy.