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- What’s really wrong with the NSS?Drawing on my piece for HEPI, I explain why the National Student Survey shouldn’t change and why – and how – it should.
- Invention, engineering and creativityPrince Philip said, “everything that wasn’t invented by God is invented by an engineer”. Was he right or did he do a disservice to engineers and artists?
- Fairer gradesWill emergency measures prove to have been the key to fairer admissions, based on potential more than performance?
- University admissions: what’s the real problem?Data presented by UCAS’s Chief Executive Clare Marchant shows starkly the correlation between clearing and drop-out…
- A valediction for the hundred thousandRobert Jenrick was the cabinet member given the unenviable task of doing the media rounds today on the morning after the UK passed the grim milestone of 100,000 Covid-related deaths. His exculpatory approach was to blame a lot on ‘the Kent variant’ as if the UK had simply been very unlucky. It’s worth considering the extent to which the UK made its own luck. Let’s contrast our bad luck – being the crucible of a highly transmissible and possibly more deadly strain – with the good luck of, say, winning the lottery. If no one buys a ticket (ie. no one has the virus), no
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