A report today calls for better careers advice; however, this is another situation where the government has already removed the thing people are calling for.
Author Archives: Sally Hunt
The government needs to recognise the economic returns from investing in A-levels and degree courses, writes UCU general secretary Sally Hunt.
Sally Hunt shows the extent to which subject choice has shrunk in the UK as a result of government policy and rhetoric on HE.
According to the latest EU statistics, the UK ranks a lowly 18th place when it comes to people with at least an upper secondary education (equivalent to A-levels) The UK should be at the top of the table when it comes to education.
Young people are having to choose whether to eat or travel to college thanks to the government’s “disastrous” decision to axe education maintenance allowance.
Sally Hunt examines UCAS’s latest round of figures for university applications, and asks what they mean for the future of British higher education
In his State of the Union address last night, President Obama made a strong defence of the importance of higher education, writes Sally Hunt.
Sally Hunt welcomes the news that the government is dropping plans to support for-profit universities, but cautions against celebrating too much too soon.
The number of jobless 16 to 24-year-olds has risen by 52,000, to 1.04 million, which is the highest number since records began in 1992, writes UCU’s Sally Hunt.