Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 11/04/2012 - 14:23

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How many out there really study Shakespeare?

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 27/07/2011 - 11:01

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Funny money and student visas

Will changes in the student visa system really cost the economy £3.6 billion over four years, as The Guardian, The Times, The Independent and the BBC report?

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 13/04/2011 - 10:26

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Oxbridge in the doghouse again

The Prime Minister and his deputy have got themselves into deep water by repeating claims about the admissions policy at Oxford University.

Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 17/03/2011 - 10:10

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BBC nonsense on student loans

There is a spectacularly silly story on the BBC today.&nbs

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 15/02/2011 - 10:09

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Do Scottish universities exclude the poor?

Scotland should do more to encourage people from poorer backgrounds to go to university, according to the National Union of Students Scotland (NUSS).

Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 03/02/2011 - 09:20

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Questionable claims on graduate pay

Reports by national newspaper education editors have suggested that the average starting salary for new graduates is £25,000 a year– or even £29,000, if you&rsquo

Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 09/12/2010 - 11:30

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Racist or meritocratic? Oxbridge maligned

David Lammy MP claims to have extracted some interesting information about the admission of black students to Oxford and Cambridge through freedom of information requests.

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 07/12/2010 - 17:25

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Burying the bad news about SATs

The Sutton Trust has long backed the use of additional tests, such as US-style Scholastic Aptitude Tests (SATs), as a means of assessing students for university places.

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 07/09/2010 - 17:06

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The curious case of the missing graduates

The latest figures from the OECD on graduation rates across the developed world show that, relatively, the UK’s position is deteriorating.

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 10/03/2010 - 16:28

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Gove vs Balls: seconds out!

Statisticians have rushed hither and yon to umpire the row between Michael Gove and Ed Balls in the Commons over whether – as Mr Gove claimed – only 45 of the 80,000 children