Why lockdown students are short-changed

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released research findings into the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on Higher Education students, in collaboration with Universities UK, Public Health England, the Department of Health and Social Care, the Department for Education as well as a selection of universities. Liz Emerson, IF Co-founder, investigates the… Read more »

Generational change: breaking the silence of the old

The COVID-19 crisis has coincided with worldwide Black Lives Matter protests following the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis on 25 May 2020. They triggered the resolution of a long-standing controversy over a statue of Cecil Rhodes in the English city of Oxford. Danny Dorling, Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography… Read more »

Vote early and vote often! How students can vote twice

At the forthcoming local elections, young voters should press their candidates about housing, travel costs and local services, says Angus Hanton, Co-founder of IF. They could also point out that wily students have twice the voting power

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

Student debt myth no. 3: The graduate premium makes the system fair

As concern about an unsustainable student finance system is growing quickly along with how universities are conducting themselves and delivering value to students, Ian Wells, PASD (Parents Against Student Debt) supporter, challenges some core myths in a series of five articles  

Student debt myth no. 1: A 6.1% interest rate is reasonable

As concern about an unsustainable student finance system is growing quickly along with how universities are conducting themselves and delivering value to students, Ian Wells, PASD (Parents Against Student Debt) supporter, challenges some core myths in a series of five articles