Interview on BBC Radio all about university and things.
Or not. Actually it seems that this year things are going pretty well for many, but for those of you haven't quite got what you wanted then please check out my article about next steps. It is on the Daily Mail but I wrote it so it's all good. Also take a moment to check … Continue reading A Level Results Day – For what are we are about to receive may UCAS make us truly fearful…
What a lovely seasonal title - although for fans of game hunting I'm afraid you'll be left desperately short of the dark meat you so enjoy. No, no this is a much different sort of grouse, it is of course the kind of mumbled accusations and mutterings you may also associate with this time of … Continue reading Long time, no grouse.
If the *shudder* unthinkable happens and you find yourself holding a family meeting with much hand wringing and chest beating it can mean only one thing - your child has confessed to not wanting to go to university. 'How could this happen?', you ask yourself, 'we have books, they eat brie etc etc etc.' Well … Continue reading What do I do if my child doesn’t want to go to university?
For regular readers of my blog, students I work with and those lucky half dozen who bought my book, this will be a familiar refrain so excuse me whilst I fulminate, for new readers - you'll likely know this anyway but such is the nature of the edu-echo-chamber. So... once more UK universities are back … Continue reading SHOCK! UK universities in the firing line by the OECD, graduates can’t read good.
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.
Hey gang! As part of my shameless self promotion I've been hitting the publicity trail as hard as I can. Naturally there's a reluctance on behalf of many media outlets to speak to me. Or even really acknowledge my emails, but I suspect this has everything to do with their fear of being exposed as … Continue reading Further adventures in hi-fi.
I wrote back in July last year of the sordid levels of grade inflation that has been running unchecked in UK universities over the last few years (44% rise in firsts over a five year period) and they are back in the news today with further giveaways. In 2012-2013, when the higher fees were introduced … Continue reading 1st class degree bonanza!
This was first published on http://www.familyfriendlyworking.co.uk , an online repository of advice, news and ideas for working parents. Follow the link to see it in its full original glory with pictures and everything! Compromise. Trade off. Robbing Peter to pay Paul. Burning the candle at both ends. Any way you phrase it, the work-life balance … Continue reading How to help your teenagers with school and university decision making, even when you’re short on time.
If the *shudder* unthinkable happens and you find yourself holding a family meeting with much hand wringing and chest beating it can mean only one thing - your child has confessed to not wanting to go to university. 'How could this happen?', you ask yourself, 'we have books, they eat brie etc etc etc.' Well … Continue reading What to do if my child doesn’t want to go to university?