Future Universities – teaching low-tech

Lots on the future of universities in the air. I’m sorry I missed the series at Cambridge with Martin Rees, Stefan Collini and others talking on the subject. I am mostly concerned with undergraduate education, rather than research. Two themes come to mind in this regard. 1. How we address learning in...

Why go to university?

Leaving aside the discussion of value for money from a university education, why, if learning is what you are interested in, should you go to university at all? This is a separate issue from the instrumental/intrinsic value debate – see the blog Value for Money for this. What I wish to point out is...

‘Value for Money’ in university education

There is concern among students, their parents and guardians, politicians and the media that university students should get ‘value for money’ from their degree. I can’t disagree with this. As a parent myself, I am concerned that my children should not waste my money or theirs on anything...

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