Isabelle Atkins

Commuter degrees aren’t all they’re cracked up to be

Education secretary Damian Hinds recently suggested commuter degrees could help tackle of the ever-rising cost of a university education. Students would live at their parental homes, commute to their institutions, and, voilà, poor students could afford university! If only it were that simple. In truth, commuter degrees provide a very...
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Posted Mar. 22, 2018

Why it’s time we tackled grade inflation for good

Another month, another chance for our preceding generations to rip into millennials about how easy they have it. This time – university grade inflation. The proportion of graduates receiving a first has almost doubled in ten years, and it’s now estimated that 26% of students will walk away with the...
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Posted Feb. 1, 2018

Comprehensives shouldn’t grumble about expanding grammar schools

Grammar schools are a contentious issue, and a recurring one at that. They’re marred by accusations of elitism, anti-meritocracy and exploitation by upper-middle class parents who want to avoid private school fees. The expansion of grammar schools is once again back in the news, and once again I feel that grammar schools are being...
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Posted Jan. 19, 2018

Hamilton: what’s the hype all about?

It’s the Broadway musical that has taken the world by storm. With the opening of the West End production of Hamilton pulling in five-star reviews from all the critics, two Boar Arts writers look at exactly why Hamilton is the musical the world has been waiting for. Isabelle Atkins I have this...
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Posted Jan. 12, 2018