Category Archives: National Education Policy

Blogs about stuff that has ground my gears on a national level!

I’ve got a problem, and I need all your help to fix it.

It’s 4:30am on a Monday morning and I can’t sleep after being woken up by the dog needing a wee! After trying but failing to nod back off for half an hour I grab my phone to check Facebook. Big … Continue reading

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I’m running a half marathon…

Mental Illness is on the rise, and over recent years more and more has been done to break down the stigma surround it. We now see various national advertising campaigns, reports in the news about ‘new government policy’ that aims … Continue reading

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#StrongerIn

  Ok, so you’ve probably clicked this link and followed it through from my Facebook page. I’m not going to take credit for writing any of this blog post, it’s all ripped off a post I saw shared on another … Continue reading

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Voting Day is here!

#WhyImVotingUkip I've always felt too middle class to vote BNP. — Tim McNiven (@Tim_McNiven) May 22, 2014 In the build up to the EU elections there has been lots of talk about UKIP, I posted a blog article about them … Continue reading

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“Why would a Male SU President be a bad thing?”

As you may or may not already know, I work within a Students’ Union. These organisations are charities and are external organisations to the University they are affiliated with. As a result Students’ Unions are not governed by any of … Continue reading

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“Student-Led lectures…seeks to address the concerns of students who are missing lectures”

Its been a little while since I let out a good blog!! This isn’t because of a lack of reasons to get on the proverbial soapbox and have a good rant, but because I have just been a busy bee, … Continue reading

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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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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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