University league tables: are they really necessary?
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University league tables: are they really necessary?

The Badger - October 19, 2015

  It is a sad reality that, with potentially ever rising tuition fees, most students must now consider their degree in terms of its monetary value. What…

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Lord calls for ban on teaching about Nazis

The Badger - February 2, 2012

Lord Baker, who introduced the National Curriculum in the 1980s, has said that he would ban the teaching of Nazis in schools. In an interview with The…

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In politics and protesting, everyone's a loser

The Badger - February 14, 2011

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="601" caption="Student protesters campaigned in London against a hike in fees last November. Photo: The Oxbridge Research Group"][/caption] I was among the thousands of…

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What is happening to our universities?

The Badger - January 25, 2011

As two undergraduate students who have followed the Government’s plans for higher education over the preceding weeks, we have been appalled by the lack of proper scrutiny…

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Failed DPhil text published

The Badger - January 25, 2011

A former University of Sussex student’s failed doctoral dissertation has recently been published. Deepak Tripathi’s book is based on research for his DPhil which he never received.…

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Are the Liberal Democrats dead in the water?

The Badger - October 21, 2010

I registered my support for a political party for the first time just months after my sixteenth birthday, and I still remember it as though it was…

Want a fairer education system?
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Want a fairer education system?

The Badger - June 7, 2010

[caption id="attachment_7656" align="alignleft" width="553" caption="Class, and particularly educational background, has become a sticking issue in this election. (Photo: Steve Cotton)"][/caption] The most hotly contested election of the…

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‘Dumbing down’ in degrees across England

The Badger - March 16, 2009

Degree classifications are failing to accurately describe students’ academic achievements claims a new report by the Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Select Committee. An inquiry on higher…

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Master degrees widen class gap

The Badger - March 16, 2009

John Denham, the universities secretary, revealed last week at a higher education conference in London his fears that, “Masters degrees are (becoming) a preserve of the rich.”…

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Academics call for 'pick-and-mix' degrees

The Badger - November 24, 2008

[caption id="attachment_2165" align="alignleft" width="290" caption="Pic ‘n’ mix... degrees? (photo: Christophe Dune)"][/caption] The long-established system of three-year degrees is being brought into review by the higher education system,…