Applying for graduate schemes and jobs is the worst thing on my to-do list
The process of even attempting to apply for graduate opportunities is intense and unfair, and the government and potential employers need to change their attitudes towards graduates
Education Minister’s anti-university statements met with academics’ anger
Andrea Jenkyns claims that the education system pushes “Harry Potter studies” over “construction” have been met with the anger of many academics
Proofreading companies: right words, wrong idea
T. S. Eliot examines proof-reading companies: are they killing the skill of writing a good essay?
Where do our course fees go?
Equal fees and unequal funding disfavours humanities students writes Elliot Mills
Students promote the importance of the arts
Arts Emergency Manchester plans to build on the success of last year by conducting another series of workshops in schools around Manchester, promoting the arts and social sciences
Japanese government cuts swathes of university departments
A Japanese minister has called for universities to teach subjects that “better meet society’s needs,” resulting in institutions closing or severely cutting humanities, social science and law departments
Humanities faculty suggests drastic grading system change
Proposed change in the mark scheme could see students graded in a similar way to the American style of letter grades
Vocation, vocation, vocation
Why are so few international students studying humanities subjects? Daniel Zuidijk investigates. For three days now, I have been sitting at my desk attempting to find a way to write about this subject without either sounding racist or as if I am plagiarising an equal opportunities leaflet. As a small disclaimer, I’d just like to say now that I am neither racist nor a hand-wringing pseudo-racist (you know, those ones that are so anxious about being perceived as prejudiced that they’re generally the most offensive of the lot).