The NS Interview: Nancy Rothwell, vice-chancellor, Manchester University
By Sophie Elmhirst - 15 October 13:26

“The cuts risk destroying things that can’t be brought back”

Don’t let social class divide our campuses
By Alice Miles - 15 October 13:03

Private schools are becoming antisocial enclaves for the super rich. The same could happen to our be

Maths is the language of the universe
By Marcus du Sautoy - 14 October 9:24

As governments around the world prepare to slash science research budgets, it is worth remembering h

Leader: A market in higher education would be calamitous
By Staff blogger - 14 October 8:17

Lord Browne's proposals would create a two-tier system and deter the poorest from applying.

Laurie Penny on rising tuition fees: A breathtaking attack on social mobility
By Laurie Penny - 12 October 17:30

Lifting the cap on tuition fees isn't just an attack on young people -- it's much, much worse than that.

The reality of university rankings
By Duncan Robinson - 17 September 16:59

World university league tables tell us practically nothing about the institutions they rank.

Class war in the classroom
By Alice Miles - 14 September 8:54

The free schools say they are all-inclusive. But by making Latin compulsory or stressing church atte

Selling off the schools system
By Melissa Benn - 14 September 8:53

Michael Gove says his education policies will help Britain’s poorest pupils, but will they just comp

Tuition fee increase will hit middle-income graduates
By Caroline Crampton - 13 September 17:29

Putting tuition fees up to £7,000 will leave middle-income graduates repaying up to £15,000 more tha

Teachers' unions: Speaking as one
By Alyssa McDonald - 13 September 10:46

Alyssa McDonald talks to teachers' unions about education reform.

Studying while using Facebook lowers grades, says research
By New Statesman - 08 September 13:29

Facebook users scored 20 per cent lower in exams than non-users.

The NS Profile: Michael Gove
By Francis Beckett - 06 September 9:11

Michael Gove is one of David Cameron’s key lieutenants.
He has immense charm and a fascinating per

The Con-Dem book burning
By Jason Stamper - 21 August 11:53

New government quietly deletes online education resource.

Union says graduate tax will hit key workers hard
By New Statesman - 09 August 9:44

Fears of job shortages under Cable's plans.

The long road from welfare to work
By Fran Abrams - 26 July 8:49

Will the government’s proposals to change the way training providers are paid really help solve the

Laurie Penny: We need a retroactive graduate tax
By Laurie Penny - 15 July 17:43

Vince Cable’s plans are bold and progressive, but could go further to reduce inequality.

Class action
By Chris Smith - 14 July 17:12

Michael Gove needs to find some better advisers fast.

Academies shy away from 'hard' subjects
By New Statesman - 02 July 9:35

High proportion of pupils at flagship schools taking vocational exams.

More than a job
By Sophie Elmhirst - 25 June 15:42

Can apprenticeships meet the needs of industry as well as promoting larger ideals of social justice?

Less really would be more
By Samira Shackle - 25 June 15:35

The skills sector is unwieldy, complex, vital to the country's future and desperately in need of ref

Money worries
By Richard Donkin - 25 June 15:01

With Con-Lib austerity cuts looming, it's hard to know what the future holds for learning

Invest in change
By Vincent Cable - 25 June 14:51

In these time of constrained public spending, the UK should learn from Germany and Korea

Being human
By Martha Nussbaum - 01 June 9:13

A liberal arts education is about much more than quick financial gain, as J S Mill knew –– it is a v

Philosophers united against cuts
By Mike Sweeney - 20 May 16:44

Students and academics meet at Institute of Contemporary Arts to discuss university department closu

High school miserable
By Francis Gilbert - 03 May 8:49

Our political parties have been seduced by US charter schools. But are they any good? And do they ma

The NS Interview: Martin Rees, president of the Royal Society
By Sophie Elmhirst - 06 April 19:03

“Creationists are people who are intellectually deprived”

I can’t get religious about the Book
By Alice Miles - 06 April 18:58

The younger students are much more hi-tech than we older ones. They move easily around PowerPoint and multicoloured computer presentations, and sit in lectures fiddling with their BlackBerries.

Should creationism be taught in British classrooms?
By Michael Reiss - 06 April 11:17

Why schools and universities should encourage debate on evolution -- and how this could benefit scie

The lost boys aren’t just in my head
By Alice Miles - 28 March 10:17

There is a cast of characters I carry around in my head.

It’s life, gym, but not as we know it
By Alice Miles - 21 March 9:18

I have always considered health clubs with deep suspicion. It comes, I think, from living in London for most of my life.