Tag Archives: Universities

A Minister without understanding


For just over a decade in the 1990’s and into the new Millennium I was a Financial Adviser who organised literally hundreds of mortgages for people amongst many other matters. As a Mortgage arranger, it was clear that my role … Continue reading

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Who gets to decide on public rates of pay?


A couple of weeks ago Jo Johnson who is a Government Minister added his voice to that of several Parliamentary colleagues over the rates of pay received by senior University Staff. This week another case has emerged of high levels … Continue reading

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A confused and inconsistent speech


Last Thursday it was widely reported that Jo Johnson, the MP for Orpington and Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation spoke at a conference of University leaders. His comments were far ranging even though the media focused … Continue reading

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A mixed bag of ideas


The news from todays Telegraph (half of which is hidden behind the pay wall) that the Conservatives are planning to introduce two new schemes to improve their credibility with students seems to be a bit of a mixed bag. No … Continue reading

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The challenge for Micro and Small Enterprises


In a recent speech in the House of Lords Prof Lord Bhattacharyya who is Professor of Manufacturing Systems at the University of Warwick, explained how the University partners with the Jaguar Land Rover Academy to provide education for the workers in the … Continue reading

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Championing our educators


In the debate about the doubling of free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds, a promise made by the Government at the last General Election, it is easy to focus on those who made the promise, particularly as it transpires … Continue reading

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Who sets the salary?


The news that a select group of Universities have been paying their Vice Chancellors in excess of half a Million pounds per year comes hard on the heels of research that shows that a small number of charities are paying … Continue reading

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Education, Immigration, Economics


We know that the Cabinet and top tiers of our Civil Service reflect a background of great privilege compared to the majority of the population. Even before the previous Government’s relative success at widening access to our Universities, the higher … Continue reading

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