October 12th was a dark day in the history of British education. Lord
Browne’s review, set up to find ways to off load the burden of higher
education from the state’s balance sheets, went significantly further
than had been expected. In announcing that there should be a complete
free market in higher education, with universities able to charge
whatever they like, Browne signalled that the crisis of capitalism has
forced the government to go much quicker and deeper in their plans to
remould higher education than they had expected.
LAND AND FREEDOM: Come this Thursday 27th Oct at 6.30pm and see this acclaimed film
about the Spanish Civil War, the heroicism and the betrayal. Then hear
KEN LOACH, the famous left-wing director of the film, answer questions
and give his views about it.
The economic downturn has placed a heavy burden on the shoulders of the
working class who have paid the price for the mistakes of the bosses and
bankers through cuts and redundancies. The youth in particular have been hit
hard with many unable to find work or being forced into education.
The new Higher Education minister David Willetts has come
out with a clear indication about the Con-Dem coalition's attitude to young
people, anticipating their announcement to raise tuition fees for university
Leaving the home you grew up in, the people you will love forever and
experiences to look upon from afar, being an international student is no
easy task, perhaps, even more so, when you come from a small island..