Unions gear up as Liverpool Hope plans cuts Unions are warning of possible strike action after Liverpool Hope University announced plans to cut about 10 per cent of all jobs, with the institution citing public funding cuts to non-science subjects and teacher training. Liverpool Hope last week submitted formal notification of plans to cut up to 110 staff, covering 60 academic and 50 non-academic posts. It has said that it cannot rule out compulsory redundancies. The university, which is heavily balanced towards arts, humanities and social science subjects, expects to lose about 95 per cent of its public funding for undergraduate degrees in the wake of the Browne Review and the government's Comprehensive Spending Review. It is also a major centre for teacher training, which the government wants to shift away from universities and into schools.
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Interim assessment of UCAS acceptances – 2013 cycle, 4 weeks after A level results day This analysis reports UK and EU domiciled UCAS acceptances by intended academic year of entry between the entry years of 2010-11 and 2013-14. Reporting acceptances by the academic year they are recruited to, rather than by the UCAS admissions cycle in which they were accepted, is a better guide to the change in the number of those starting higher education in a particular academic year. These statistics reflect the position recorded exactly four weeks after GCE A level results day. Acceptances at this point have varied between 97 per cent and 99 per cent of the final totals over recent cycles. Browne Review The Browne Review or Independent Review of Higher Education Funding and Student Finance was a review to consider the future direction of higher education funding in England. It was launched on 9 November 2009 and published its findings on 12 October 2010. It was chaired by Lord Browne of Madingley, the former chief executive of BP. It recommended wide-ranging changes to the system of university funding, including removing the cap on the level of fees that universities can charge, and increasing the income level at which graduates must begin to pay back their loans to £21,000. Scope
2013-2014 Scholarships in for UK Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld and Hoffmann Scholarship and Leadership Programme at Oxford University University of OxfordMasters Degree Deadline: 6/20 Jan 2017* (annual) Study in: UK Course starts 2017 Last updated: 19 Sep 2016 | The business of schooling While “business partnerships” have a long history in state schools, the increasing marketisation of comprehensive education has seen such arrangements propagate across the sector. This blog details my experience, as an education worker, of the creeping business ethos of an inter-city secondary school. Capital's interest in the education system should be immediately evident to anyone who undertakes even a cursory inquiry into the the nature of state education. Schools are, after all, where children are taught the “skills” which the labour market demands of them. Sometimes schools are explicit about this, teaching IT for our “high-tech economy” or “interview skills” to sixth formers.
Testimony London protests: 'I don’t recognise my country' It was a surreal tableau. On the dawn of 10 December 2010 the majestic houses of parliament in London overlooked an eerie landscape of mangled barriers, burnt-up placards, and smashed glass. This was Parliament Square, the focal point for an ill-controlled protest march over cuts and austerity measures that had spilled over into rioting and violence. It was the worst civil unrest to be seen in Britain in a generation. In particular, protesters had hoped to oppose the government’s proposal to triple the cost of university to £9, 000 a year for most students. Their efforts were in vain.
Adventures in the sausage factory: a cursory overview of UK university struggles, November 2010 – July 2011 Nearly a year after the attenuation of a wave of further and higher education struggles against state-led ‘decomposition’, Danny Hayward looks back at the faultlines within this resistance and the future which follows its defeat Decomposing Higher Education: Stage One During the 1990s, as the transition of the British economy to a giant services station continued apace, and as British manufacturing shriveled into a kind of nostalgic mantelpiece ornament, British politicians and ‘independent observers’ cast about in search of a new ‘driver’ for long term British economic growth. In their quixotic quest for a saviour, or at least for a convenient footstool for the financial services sector, the politicians turned to the universities.
Why no mention of kettling disabled protesters? Last week, a group of people gathered in London's Triton Square to protest against the actions of Atos Origin, the company contracted by the government to deal with the administration of disability benefits. Atos have so far carried out this task in a way that has led to many disabled people losing benefits they desperately need. Disabled people, and organisations such as Disabled People Against Cuts, were joined by members of anti-poverty groups such as London Coalition Against Poverty. Yet the mainstream press completely failed to cover the event. Many disabled people are disappointed by this – one person even said they had emailed the BBC to ask why, but had not yet received any response.
Higher education: It's become our crisis Already faced with cuts before the crisis, education now looks to be one of the sectors hardest hit, and not merely financially. Kirsten Forkert looks at the current conflict in higher education and the difficulties faced by those trying to protect it We need to consider UK higher education in the context of a situation where neoliberalism, in some ways, has been destabilised economically but remains hegemonic on an ideological level.
Teacher suspended over claim she told school pupils to join student protests Teachers and students in central London to protest against an increase in university tuition fees, in December. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA A teacher has been suspended after a parent complained that she had encouraged pupils to miss school to join the recent demonstrations against education cuts and tuition fee rises.