Book Review: “The Great University Con”

“The Great University Con: How We Broke Our Universities and Betrayed a Generation”, by David Craig and Hugh Openshaw, makes a powerful case against what has been done to our universities in recent years. Review by Holly Metcalf, IF researcher 

Rent controls: lessons from Ireland?

The Irish government introduced rent controls in 2017 and look set to extend those controls with the aim of helping students. Sam Couldrick, IF researcher, assesses the impact the controls have had

The far-reaching consequences of student loan debt

Delving into a new review, IF researcher Chloe Wall looks at the crippling impact of student debt on young graduates, and calls for more holistic research to prevent a future crisis

Disturbing: National Student Money Survey 2017

Chloe Wall, recent graduate and IF researcher, examines the results of the newly published National Student Money Survey, and draws attention to some unsettling statistics

Student loan book sale: an £800 million loss

Jo Johnson, the Minister of State for Universities and Science, has quietly announced the completion of the sale of the 2002–2006 student loan book. Liz Emerson, IF Co-founder, investigates

The unlikely young fad: living with your parents

Beth Jenkinson, IF researcher, discusses the findings of a recent Canadian report on “co-residence” between the generations and the implications this might have for the UK, where young adults are increasingly living with their parents during their working lives