David Kingman explains the findings from IF’s latest piece of research, which show how, while much of a burden government spending on universities is passing onto future generations through higher tuition fees, this policy fails in its proclaimed aim to reduce the deficit – and increases the national debt.
Josh White describes the grim picture for postgraduates seeking funding to continue their studies, and how this is having a crippling effect on social mobility
Annie Lund reports on the good news that a government consultation has rejected the proposal to penalise the early repayment of tuition fees, in line with objections raised by IF
Antony Mason encourages all readers to look at an extraordinary revelation: through an oversight, increased tuition fees could cost the government an extra £2.2 billion a year.
Antony Mason is concerned that the government’s current plans for universities are deeply flawed, will damage a key sector of the economy – and won’t even reduce the deficit. And it’s the next generation that will have to foot the bill.
Melissa Jane Knight reflects on the experience and causes of the riots that shook London and many other cities of England in August 2011, and makes a powerful appeal for action at ground level.
Youth worker Melissa Jane Knight gives an impassioned account of the dire prospects facing her generation. And she is one of “lucky ones” who stuck with education. The key to more equitable solutions lies in better targeted government policy.
Josie Delves sees the scrapping of the Education Maintenance Allowance as symptomatic of a government that has shown a distinct reluctance to invest in youth – and her generation
Angus Hanton points to the negative intergenerational implications in four key areas of government policy
Antony Mason says it is no wonder that prospective students are asking “Is university worth it?” Do the math(s)