What would the world look like without the arts and humanities? Well, in the not too distant future we may know. The relentless drive in the English education system to push STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects, may bring that dystopian nightmare to fruition. Education has been hijacked by philistines whose only belief is […]Read more "Why the arts and humanities are still important"
More and more students are demanding instant gratification from their teachers, lecturers and institutions. Whether it’s their demand for the right grade, to be taught by their preferred teacher or lecturer, or to have ‘dangerous’ and ‘harmful’ topics and speakers censored, students want to assert power over their education. Students, or at least a very […]Read more "Let’s take entitlement out of education"
According to research released this week by Dr Rebecca Harris of the University of Bolton, loneliness is a growing problem facing not only the old, but people of working age, too. She found that more than a quarter (27 per cent) of respondents only interact socially with others once a week or less because they’re […]Read more "The loneliness of the long-terrified youngsters"
When I began my undergraduate course in politics and sociology in September 2010, I was looking forward to getting stuck in to some serious ideas and discussions with my peers. The opening core module for the politics side of my degree dealt with ‘essentially contested concepts’. After a few weeks of discussing liberalism, Marxism, conservatism […]Read more "University should never be a ‘safe space’"