There’s an interesting post on the CSIP blog by Michael Guggenheim. Along with Nina Wakeford, he’s convening Goldsmith’s new MA Visual Sociology. The strange formulation in the blog’s title stems from his desire to overcome the visual epithet, such that the terminology of ‘visual sociology’ could be confined to the past. There’s an interesting […]
There are obvious inefficiencies in this competition as increasing resources have to be devoted to marketing and recruitment … The cost of financing higher education through the botched loan scheme means that the Treasury has insisted on an overall cap on student numbers. This creates a zero sum game where the sector […]
Understandably, headlines focused on this dramatic rise in price and its apparent expense for graduates, while obscuring the greater burden placed on the publicly backed student loan scheme, which requires an increase in upfront government borrowing. In the medium term, Public Sector Net Debt is projected to grow by an […]
Why have other VCs not been making the case for UK higher education in the media over the last two years?
Prof Malcolm Gillies, VC of London Met, appeared on Radio 4’s Today this morning and aggressively challenged the recent controversial actions of the UKBA. This appearance was also picked up in the Guardian and no doubt in other places as well. Leaving aside the particular details of this case, an obvious question occurs: why have other […]
“Why should those who are less well off subsidize the education of people who’ll earn a lot more money as a result of getting a degree?” An interesting parallel to the issue raised by this question can be found in the relationship of smokers to the NHS. Why should non-smokers help ‘subsidize’ […]