This week on the podcast there’s new figures on the impact of the pandemic on students to discuss. Did those studying away from home “stay away” as asked?
There’s also the skills agenda, grade inflation, the hidden history of student accommodation and our “boarding school” model, a new report on care-experienced students, and DK digs into the University of St Andrews (Degrees in Medicine and Dentistry) Bill.
With Michael Taylor, Head of Regional Affairs at Manchester Metropolitan University, Cat Turhan, Policy Analyst at the Russell Group and presented by Jim Dickinson, Associate Editor at Wonkhe.
Items this week
- Thirty-five per cent of graduates were awarded a first in 2019-20. David Kernohan digs into the data without detriment.
- The first scheduled piece of higher education legislation for 2021 is a delight. David Kernohan describes the complex past of medical provision in the Kingdom of Fife.
- The Skills for Jobs white paper fails to engage with the lessons of policy history and with contemporary government policy realities, says Andy Westwood.
- How many students are ignoring pleas to “stay at home”?
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