Dramatic events in Amsterdam have highlighted the way that creeping neoliberalism is converting Universities into degree factories. Jack Ferguson reports for Bella. Recent months have seen a massive protest movement kick off at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), which has… Read More ›
Author Nick Duffell on how our elite education system shapes the way we are ruled. It was a strangely mild November evening, and the light was just fading. I was getting the feel of one of the lecture theatres in Old… Read More ›
Cannabis, lung cancer, and the wild misleading claims of the British Lung Foundation: An Open Letter To Kaye Adams
AN OPEN LETTER TO KAYE ADAMS ℅ BBC SCOTLAND Dear Kaye Adams Thanks for inviting me onto your BBC Scotland radio show this morning to discuss the alleged health risks associated with cannabis use. I’ll be straight up with… Read More ›
Twelve years of devolution have largely failed Scotland’s children. In twelve years of plenty, with record billions at our disposal, we have conspired to create a Scotland in which educational attainment has flatlined and health has deteriorated. Our children are now less well fed and less well off; they are more vulnerable, more abused and more neglected; violence and alcohol blight their lives daily.
With the UCU-EIS conference in Edinburgh today we publish this by Chris Harvie (with research assistance from Stefan Buettner) Principals of Scottish Universities, currently undertaking drastic restructuring, recently gave themselves an 8.5% pay rise to an average of about £250,000…. Read More ›