Post Tagged with: "tuition fees"

The Coalition Loan Sharks: Privatisation of Student Loans Now Certain

March 3, 2014 10:30 am0 comments
The Coalition Loan Sharks: Privatisation of Student Loans Now Certain

Recent government legislation has confirmed another coalition-enforced blow to higher education. Currently, any student who has purchased a loan post-1990 faces further monetary concerns and debts after they leave university. As we all know too well, an atypical UK or EU undergraduate who commenced their studies in 2012 will end […]

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The Bitcoin Revolution: Brilliant or dangerous?

January 23, 2014 3:10 pm0 comments
The Bitcoin Revolution: Brilliant or dangerous?

The current acceptance of the online currency ‘bitcoin’ is divided. This week, it was declared that Cumbria University would allow payment for tuition fees in bitcoins. What makes this cyber-currency so attractive, yet also unsettling, for so many organisations? Is the bitcoin truly as good as it sounds, or could […]

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Students Fight Back: It’s Their Future

April 5, 2013 6:32 pm0 comments
Students Fight Back: It’s Their Future

If our media were to be believed you’d think young people were either too complacent, lazy, self-obsessed, apolitical or too cowed to do anything about the government cuts raining down on us all. You could be forgiven for thinking that students have been doing nothing since the December 9, 2010 […]

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Why vote for the Conservative Party? The Lost Generation

February 13, 2013 2:00 pm6 comments
Why vote for the Conservative Party? The Lost Generation

Aneurin Bevan, the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party between 1959-1960 once said ‘‘No amount of cajolery, and no attempts at ethical or social seduction, can eradicate from my heart a deep burning hatred for the Tory Party. ..So far as I am concerned they are lower than vermin.’’ Quite […]

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Oxbridge Myths – Social Mobility or Classist Bastion?

December 18, 2012 8:00 pm8 comments
Oxbridge Myths – Social Mobility or Classist Bastion?

This year’s Oxford and Cambridge interviews are going on as we speak. Thousands of nervous teenagers will be chatting away, hundreds of dons will be nodding sagely. And guess what? Most of those kids will be rejected. It’s simple maths. There are far more applicants than there are places. This […]

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Why I Marched, Why I Shouldn’t Have And Why I Would Again

November 25, 2012 6:00 pm3 comments
Why I Marched, Why I Shouldn’t Have  And Why I Would Again

Before the NUS demo in London on the 21st of November, across the internet, people popped up on basically every media outlet, describing why they wouldn’t march/didn’t think we should. Among the most wide-spread of these was the parody twitter hashtag #Deluded2012 (as supposed to the NUS official hashtag #demo2012). […]

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