Students

Censorious universities are a bigger problem than Stepford students

14 February 2017 17:14

Have you heard the one about the students who said clapping could cause anxiety? Or the students who banned sombreros? Of course…

Students are turning to sugar daddies and fetish sites to make ends meet

21 July 2016 10:07

‘I’ve slept with people for money and I’ve been on dates with disgusting guys and put myself at risk just…

Student loans are taxes in disguise, exclusive research for Spectator Money reveals

9 June 2016 10:42

It’s ten years since I graduated and I’ve just managed to clear my student loan, which isn’t a bad achievement…

The Spectator podcast: David Cameron’s purge of the posh

4 June 2016 10:20

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The Spectator podcast: David Cameron’s purge of the posh

2 June 2016 7:58

To subscribe to The Spectator’s weekly podcast, for free, visit the iTunes store or click here for our RSS feed.…

David Cameron defends £9m spend on EU leaflets

7 April 2016 13:25

David Cameron has defended the £9m government leaflet promoting the EU as ‘money well spent’ and ‘necessary’, as the Tory…

Students worrying about ‘value for money’ miss the point of an arts degree

23 June 2015 12:05

University towns are already awash with fur-trimmed gowns and proud parents, but behind the smiles there’s a glimmer of resentment:…

‘Trigger warnings’ are tools for censorship. They have no place in academia

26 May 2015 18:02

I get defensive when feminists are accused of being prudes. There’s nothing prudish in critiquing a monotonously promiscuous culture; in…

The Greens’ regressive message has lost them student votes

27 April 2015 13:09

‘If you’re not a socialist before you’re twenty-five, you have no heart; if you are a socialist after twenty-five, you…

Young votes are there to be won but politicians don’t seem interested

19 April 2015 14:12

If I had a penny for every time a politician or a journalist insinuated that of all the issues facing…

Having an abortion means ending a life. Even pro-choice students should realise that

24 October 2014 12:42

Last week, the Tab, an online student tabloid, published an article by an anonymous Cambridge student entitled ‘I shouldn’t have…

‘Islamophobia’ strikes again – national students’ union refuses to condemn Isis

16 October 2014 10:01

In a world often devoid of good news, there has been a fine development on the farthest-flung shores of insanity.…

The death of student activism

22 May 2014 16:00

Oxford students heard this morning that, after a three-day referendum, our student union, OUSU, will be disaffiliating from the National…

Opera tickets are too cheap

31 March 2014 17:55

A revival of Anna Nicole will open the Royal Opera House new season, it was announced today. And students will be…

How local government is threatening Oxford University’s competitiveness

25 March 2014 10:30

The press love a bit of Oxbridge competition, but Oxford is embroiled in a far older and more ruthless rivalry:…

I’m ashamed of myself

9 November 2013 10:30

On waking up (at noon) on Thursday morning, I found I had a text from one of my fellow History…

Cheated by freshers’ week

15 October 2013 16:33

My freshers’ pack (a yo-yo, two balloons, a sachet of instant hot chocolate and a condom) is barely visible beneath English Historical…

Why, once again, a fall in student immigration is good

24 May 2013 13:21

Yesterday came the news that net migration has once again fallen, this time to its lowest level for ten years.…

William Hague’s beery legacy

5 March 2013 13:50

Po-faced Labour MP Grahame Morris has been crying into his bitter this morning at young Tories up at York University…

Will 2013 bring an end to unpaid internships?

17 December 2012 19:45

It’s a bit early for predictions for 2013. But my feeling is that it could be the year of the…

St Andrew’s students beat ‘milking’ with ‘champagning’

12 December 2012 12:43

The Daily Mail got very excited last month over ‘a new student craze’ called milking, where students post videos of…

More left the UK for work in the last year than came here for it

29 November 2012 17:52

Net migration to the UK from April 2011 to March 2012 was 183,000, down by a quarter on 242,000 the…

David Willetts today announced that the ONS will now publish two sets of migration statistics. Picture: Getty.

Willetts attempts to limit the damage of Coalition immigration policy

13 September 2012 17:50

There was a flutter of excitement among the Higher Education community this morning, when the education editor of the Times…

A U-turn on international students would be welcome

10 July 2012 9:45

If you have been confused over the last couple of days by the mixed messages emerging from Downing Street about…

Another voice: How ministers are gaming the net migration target

14 May 2012 9:22

International students are currently the largest single category of immigrants who count in the net migration figures, which cover all…