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Latest polls have Yes and No neck and neck; are we going to see the breakup of the United Kingdom? Photo: London Permaculture @Flickr

A Disunited Kingdom?

Yes Marcus Johns, Comment Editor Scottish Independence is long overdue, but it doesn’t just belong to Scotland. Firstly, the Scottish need a government that they ...

Literature and Maths are on opposite ends of a competing spectrum, according to Rebekah Scott. Photo: azrasta @Flickr

Subject snobbery is an obscure form of discrimination

Regardless of where you live, primary education has only been mandatory anywhere in the world since 1775, and its fruits include modern ...

The School Library and School Hall of Eton, one of Britain's most famous public schools. Is it really worth it? Photo: diamond geezer @flickr

Private Education—worth the cash?

Fees for private schools have doubled in the past 20 years and less than 10 per cent of students in the UK are privately ...

Latest polls have Yes and No neck and neck; are we going to see the breakup of the United Kingdom? Photo: London Permaculture @Flickr

A Disunited Kingdom?

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Literature and Maths are on opposite ends of a competing spectrum, according to Rebekah Scott. Photo: azrasta @Flickr

Subject snobbery is an obscure form of discrimination

Posted on Sep 12, 2014 2
The School Library and School Hall of Eton, one of Britain's most famous public schools. Is it really worth it? Photo: diamond geezer @flickr

Private Education—worth the cash?

Posted on Sep 11, 2014 3
Latest polls have Yes and No neck and neck; are we going to see the breakup of the United Kingdom? Photo: London Permaculture @Flickr

A Disunited Kingdom?

Comment Editors Marcus Johns and Morris Seifert argue either side of the debate over Scottish Independence

Literature and Maths are on opposite ends of a competing spectrum, according to Rebekah Scott. Photo: azrasta @Flickr

Subject snobbery is an obscure form of discrimination

In keeping with our Welcome Week Education Special, Rebekah Scott, who is soon to join the University of Manchester, decries the common undercurrent of subject snobbery in academia.

The School Library and School Hall of Eton, one of Britain's most famous public schools. Is it really worth it? Photo: diamond geezer @flickr

Private Education—worth the cash?

As part of our a Welcome Week Educational Special, Ashika Vijay tells us why she thinks private education isn’t worth the money.

The structure of exams confines us to a mark scheme and a candidate number, says David Brierley. Photo: Cocoen daily photos @Flickr

Frustrating A-levels makes the prospect of university even better

As part of our Welcome Week Education Special, David Brierley tells us why he thinks the failure of A-levels and standardised testing makes university a more exciting opportunity.

Photo: Flickr@TimGreen

Will Hebden Bridge be the solution to London’s economic dominance?

Tom Learmouth discusses whether a Manchester-Leeds union will draw investment into the North

Photo: Flickr@Regent'sUniversityLondon

My Political Hero: Tony Benn

Jenny Sterne explains why the late Labour politician Tony Benn is her political hero…

Photo: Flickr@leighblackall

The porn-filter is an affront to the idea of net neutrality

Morris Seifert argues that to keep out digital rights intact, we need to opt-out of the porn ban

Photo: Flickr@janavandeneynde

We’re all so charitable we ignore the need for charity

In light of the ‘no makeup selfie’ phenonemon, Alice Rigby discusses the growing cynicism and narcissism surrounding charity fundraising

Photo: Flickr@Jdeeringdavis

We need to talk about deadlines

Charlotte Green argues that prioritising logistics over student interests has negatively impacted final year Politics students

Photo: Flickr@Tobyotter

GM crops: who controls the grain controls the world

Bernadette Chapman argues that the reality of Genetically Modified crops in scarier than the science fiction

Photo: Manchester Students’ Union

A response to the ‘crisis of apathy’

General secretary Grace Skelton responds to last week’s elections criticism, reminding you why you should vote

Racial Prejudice Image

I, too, am prejudiced

With the ‘I, too, am’ project sweeping universities around the world, Alice Rigby addressed the casual prejudices we witness every day