As applications to nursing courses plummet after recent policy and funding changes, David Malcolm challenges the assertion by the sector that there’s little to be concerned about.
David Malcolm is Deputy Chief Executive at Equality Challenge Unit, and formerly Assistant Director at the National Union of Students. He writes here in a personal capacity.
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David Malcolm unpicks the Government’s announcement that support for nurses are being converted in to loans and previews the debates that are likely to follow over what could prove to be a controversial measure.
Maintenance grants are looking increasingly vulnerable as the Treasury seeks to make savings from BIS. David Malcolm assesses the government’s options if it wants to make savings from grants.
In the first of a new series looking at policy failure in and around higher education, David Malcolm reflects on the legacy of the controversial government decision to cease funding for Equivalent and Lower Qualifications (ELQs). How and why it came about, what effect it had on students and the sector, the debates it sparked in policymaking, as well as a look at what the future might hold for this unpopular policy.
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On the 54th Anniversary of the publication of Grants to Students – also known as the ‘Anderson Report’, David Malcolm reassesses its legacy for higher education. Re-examining Sir Colin Anderson’s life, and responding to some of the recent criticisms levelled against him in the context of the 2012 system, today we revisit this much-overlooked report and the man that set in motion a period of radical change for UK higher education.