Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday dear Edducan blah blah blah. Yes, it's true - one year ago today I set up my blog in the hope that it would reach a small but indifferent audience and I'm delighted to report that in that goal I have succeeded beyond my wildest … Continue reading 1 today, my gurgling, gurning, dribbly birthday blog.
I wrote this article last week, still giddy with optimism that National Careers Week would form the centrepiece of educational reporting, and to a degree it did. Unfortunately only those interested in, paying attention to or aware of such Herculean efforts are likely to be captured by such events. For most, specifically those who watch … Continue reading National Careers Week – I hardly knew you.
For those small number of edu-warriors for whom the weekends represent nothing more than an opportunity to fulminate over minor news stories then this weekend has been a doozy. Most papers carried the story of a student who is suing her alma mater, Anglia Ruskin University, for £60,000 for misrepresenting itself as being a well … Continue reading Sour grapes, legitimate grievance or poor decision making? How one student sued her university for £60,000.
I'll just leave this here... http://www.so-cheshire.co.uk/is-your-school-lying-to-you/
Let me begin by saying that the title of my book, 'Is your school lying to you?' merely posits the question. It is not accusatory per se and whilst it deliberately courts potential spluttering, we are after all in a commercial market. Despite the glib title though there is a genuine question here, one that … Continue reading An open letter to schools, colleges & Heads – Academic and careers advice fit for the future. (And mild apologies.)