A major barrier to career aspirations among Muslims has been their inability to take on student (or any other) loans to fund higher study, as Shariah law prohibits predetermined interest rates.
Students graduating from university face huge debt, a difficult job market and declining starting salaries. Despite this, we shouldn’t allow education to become dominated by economics.
The UK already invests less in higher education than every other OECD member state except Japan.
Sir Michael Barber’s “revolution” in higher education.
The changes to student finance, the promotion of STEM subjects through the EBacc and visa issues for international students are all discouraging potential students from realising their talents by following a creative arts degree.
The restrictions on foreign students are costing the UK £3bn a year.
A disproportionate and dangerous decision.
In a cynical bid to curb immigration, the government has tightened the screws on the higher educatio