Academics’ role on the future of higher education: Important but unrecognised

  In whose hands, does the future of higher education lie?, Celestin Okoroji asks as a PhD student and answers as the following: “We cannot entrust the future of higher education to future academics, perhaps it should be students, or employers, or someone else, but whoever it is, it probably shouldn’t be us.” I think... Continue Reading →


Why does LSE have low student satisfaction?

LSE undergraduate students provide low ratings of their courses. There are many different opinions about what could or should be done about these low ratings, which range from doing nothing to halting all teaching until the issues are identified and solved. In this blog, I propose that although there are problems with solely relying on... Continue Reading →

Teaching a Narrow Mind

In a report published by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism in 2017, it was found that under-35s had a significant amount of distrust in both the traditional news outlets and social media. In other words, the issue of believing ‘fake news’ (fake news itself, or not) may be that of older generations. Questioning... Continue Reading →

The price of education

Up until now, French high school students having obtained just a Pass in their A Levels have been automatically admitted to "la fac" or public universities, in the subject of their choice. But last month, university students in France were demonstrating against government proposals to introduce some mild selection at entry level. They saw this... Continue Reading →

Academic labour and ‘room for caring’

Care (noun) The provision of what is necessary for the health, welfare, maintenance, and protection of someone or something. Serious attention or consideration applied to doing something correctly or to avoid damage or risk. (Oxford English Dictionary) “Performance has no room for caring” (Ball, 2003: 224).   This statement stands out to me most starkly when... Continue Reading →

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