Monthly Archives: January 2014

“90% of residents on #benefitstreet live on benefits. 10% died ages ago. No one is fessing up so they can keep scamming their pensions”

“Equality and Diversity includes any issue which could result in less favorable treatment to an individual, or group of individuals based on their disability, gender, race, age, sexual orientation, religious belief etc. In addition bullying, harassment or victimisation are also regarded as equality and diversity issues”  Dom Anderson, the … Continue reading

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UK shadow education secretary wants to license teachers

Originally posted on Schools 4 Cools:
How would you ensure that students are getting quality education? There are many factors to consider and to weigh in to make sure that students are really primed to be educated the right way and…

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“Mr Osborne, Its Danny Alexander. I have an idea that will stop social mobility in its tracks and free up some cash for us!”

This “genius” is talking about the Student Opportunity Fund. This is a pot of money that currently sits at £327m (More a treasure chest than a pot!) and it used to support students from disadvantaged backgrounds access Higher Education. its … Continue reading

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Unlevel playing field – UCAS Personal Statements

The UCAS personal Statement, here is a chance to sell yourselves, talk about how you are different from the rest of your peers. It’s the only free response section on a University application that puts heavy emphasis on academic achievement … Continue reading

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“He’s Dyslexic, but he does knows his CBA’s.”

My blog post yesterday (and the fact I am currently one of lead organiser for a week long disability awareness campaign for students where I work) has got me thinking about students with Special Educational Needs (SENs), particularly those with Dyslexia. … Continue reading

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“That would look lovely hung up above my fire place.”

So here is something that really got on my goat this week. Another case of poor choices made by our elected leaders. MPs have reportedly spent an astonishing £250,000 on painting of themselves since 1995. This information came out after … Continue reading

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Widening the gap to Widening Participation

This blog post comes off the back of yesterday’s post regarding bad spending choices in a time where every penny counts to plug the gaps that the funding cuts from the government are leaving in the HE sector. Yesterday’s blog … Continue reading

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“We are all in this together. Except for us, we aren’t in it with you at all.”

A while back a video of Jeremy Paxman interviewing Russell Brand was doing the round on the internet. I’m sure most of you would have already seen it, the interview covers topics such as voting in a general election, Revolution and even … Continue reading

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I met the queen once. That was nice

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“Pssst. Hay mister, do ya wanna buy this student loan book for cheap?!”

So a little while back it came to light that the government was putting forward plans to sell off the student loan book with the aim of clearing this debt from its books. In the short term, it would mean … Continue reading

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