Higher education no longer considered good value

The Student Academic Experience Survey, from the Higher Education Policy Unit and the Higher Education Academy, tracks the views of students about their time in higher education, based on a sample of about 14,000 current students. Levels of satisfaction with university “value for money” have now fallen for the fifth year in a row. Five …

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Re- introducing National Service

47% of British people support reintroducing National Service for 17 to 21-year-old men; 43% oppose it. 42% are in favour of National Service for women, while 48% are against it. And 49% think crime rates would fall if National Service were reintroduced. (YouGov/The Independent) Regular readers of this blog may remember that I did two …

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The mood of young people in Britain

In many ways, young people in Britain today are the luckiest people to have ever lived. They enjoy a standard of living and access to scientific and technological advancements our ancestors could only have imagined. They are generally a healthy bunch, who exercise regularly, eat healthily, and consequently will enjoy a long life expectancy. Almost …

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