With all the furore over the amount of prospective students applying for university both last year and this, and the developing fear over an increase in tuition fees, I think it is fair to say that the Government’s target of getting 50% of young people into Higher Education has failed.
I have just read your article in Pugwash News, and think that people fail to release that art courses should not be considered vulnerable, and maths and sciences courses prospering.
If you were to undertake a brief investigation into the definition of the word ‘volunteer’ you may in fact find that Pugwash owes nothing to anyone.
You are so damn right Laura Patricia! In fact, after finishing this article, I’m determined to log into Facebook and start searching for your awesome group. I have uncountable friends who find changing their relationship status rather amusing.
Apparently we’re still in the middle of a recession (according to some theorists we’re coming out, although others say it could be a double-dip – who knows); so the government ‘naturally’ is introducing cuts across the board.
Now stop gushing all over the internet about it! Oh dear. I appear to have started some sort of Facebook feud…
And so General Election campaign 2010 has begun in earnest, with 6th May being pencilled in as the most probable date, pitting melty-faced, sad sack Gordon Brown against perma-grin walking charisma/swarm merchant David Cameron, with Nick ‘yes I am relevant’ Clegg scrabbling along the floor picking up odd votes and seats, the electoral system’s equivalent of a homeless pickpocket.
It could seem, from the outside, that President Obama’s first year in office was a highly subdued and disappointing one. He has continued the conflict in Iraq, lost heavily in the Senate election and split the country over his healthcare reform bill.
When questioned about social class, most people will question its existence and affirm it further into the historical abyss as something confined entirely to the Industrial Revolution and perhaps the 1970s.