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Cordoba: Student Life

June 16, 2011


Thanks to the nasal acoustics of the Argentinian sat next to me on my bus from Mendoza to Cordoba, I was unable to get any sleep at all and thus spent my first morning in Argentina´s second city catching up on rest. I had checked into Tango Hostel, a friendly place with decent facilities with […]

Lies and the ‘politics of consensus’

November 11, 2010


Nobody should condone the violence that marked yesterday’s demonstration against increased tuition fees, as I heard several people do. Yet it is clear that, just as a handful of hooligans taint ordinary football fans, those protestors that went too far were in a minority, with most of the 50,000 or so people that took to […]

The betrayal of the Liberals

October 11, 2010


The leadership of the Liberal Democrats must surely be bracing themselves for what promises to be a difficult few days. With Lord Browne’s review of higher education funding set to be unveiled tomorrow, it seems most people already know what he is set to propose. And these proposals look set to divide the Liberal Democrats, […]

September 19, 2009

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End Elitist Education

July 9, 2009


It emerged yesterday that the government is considering “no fee degrees”, a scheme whereby students in this country would pay no tuition fees but also be ineligible for any sort of financial support from the government. The plan would primarily benefit students who choose to remain living at home with their parents, as well as […]