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The Conservative Party does not understand Independence


Two weeks ago on the 9th February there was an announcement that the Government had appointed James Wharton who is a Conservative Peer as the new Chair of The Office for Students which is supposed to be an Independent organisation … Continue reading

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A good question to ask Lloyd


Following the appointment and resignation of Toby Young for the Office for Students (OFS) the MP for Brighton Kemptown, Lloyd Russell-Moyle decided to ask a question of the Government. It went like this: “To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how … Continue reading

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A student or SME appointment is urgently needed


The reason for Toby Young’s ‘resignation’ may take some time to emerge. It was clearly not precipitated by Jo Johnson who as late as yesterday was criticising the public who were opposed to Young’s appointment as being ‘armchair critics’. As … Continue reading

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We need Freedom of Speech in Parliament?


On Wednesday afternoon in Parliament the Joint Committee on Human rights has invited two important people from the University of Sussex to speak about Freedom of Speech at Universities. They are Frida Gustafsson, President of the Students Union and Adam … Continue reading

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A poor structure and weak appointments


As the issues around the Office for Students (OfS) continue to be explored in the press, particularly with regard to the appointment of Toby Young, the inadequacy of the structure developed by the DfE is starting to emerge. As I … Continue reading

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