Saving adult education: how staff and students came to the rescue of a lifelong learning college

Saving adult education: how staff and students came to the rescue of a lifelong learning college

When the Vaughan Centre for Lifelong Learning at the University of Leicester was threatened with closure, a campaign was launched to re-open it as a community-owned college. Founder member Dr Miriam Gill looks forward to a brighter future for adult education in the...

News round-up: Imperial takes a bold step to protect it from the worst effects of Brexit

Brexit dominates the headlines this week, as Imperial announces a partnership with a German university and a scientist warns of the ‘catastrophic’ effect leaving the EU could have on cancer research   University ‘dual nationality’ plan for Brexit BBC, 10/10/2018, Sean...

News round-up: Half of all academics suffer from stress-related mental health problems – but there is good news for EU students

More evidence that an academic career is highly stressful, while the UKRI counts the cost as it fails to register as a charity   Half of UK academics ‘suffer stress-linked mental health problems’ Times Higher Education, 06/07/2018, Jack Grove About half of all UK...

Part-time students in decline

Opinion piece by Dorothy Bishop My mother came to England after the war, having met my father when working as a translator for the British Forces in allied-occupied Germany. She’d come from an academic family in Gottingen, and it’s hard to imagine her state of mind in...