university

Top money tips for a new school term

13 September 2018 20:25

It’s that time of year again – the air is turning crisp and pencils are being sharpened. Back to school.…

Why are 27,000 fewer boys going to university than girls?

16 August 2018 17:39

Despite the numerous photos doing the rounds of girls celebrating their exam results today, one of the main headlines from A-Level…

No, Oxford students haven’t removed Theresa May’s portrait

8 May 2018 16:58

From the dreaming spires of Oxford this afternoon comes a potent combination of student censorship and fake news. A group…

The Spectator Podcast: The real modern slavery

17 August 2017 15:31

On this week’s episode, we’re looking at whether the ‘sex trade’ is a form of sanitised modern slavery. We also…

Are conservatives a bunch of neanderthals? Some on the left seem to think so

15 June 2017 13:05

How tragic that the country – and indeed the world – is being dragged rightwards by a bunch of Neanderthal…

Is Jeremy Corbyn really out to help the poor?

6 June 2017 9:30

Is Jeremy Corbyn really out to help the poor – or just to entice the middle classes into his big…

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…

Parents shoulder the burden of university costs for their children

22 September 2016 11:39

If your child is about to head off to university they can expect to leave with a debt as well…

Why a record number of university places might not be a good thing

18 August 2016 13:25

A-Level results are announced today, and with it the happy news that a record number of university places have been…

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

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There’s nothing safe about student ‘safe spaces’ anymore

6 December 2015 9:09

Iranian human rights activist Maryam Namazie was harassed by members of the Goldsmiths University Islamic Society on Monday night, while…

Has Nicola Sturgeon found a verbal formula to disguise SNP’s failure of poor students?

18 October 2015 7:54

At the SNP conference the First Minister and her deputy, John Swinney, both had precisely the same thing to say…

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:…

What does the Tim Hunt saga tell us about the future of democracy?

21 June 2015 10:45

A friend of mine, who attends a top UK University, recently attended a generic debate on feminism and sexual violence.…

Young people should be wary of the Guardian’s university league table

27 May 2015 15:56

This week, the Guardian published its annual university league table. The rankings are as bewildering to anyone acquainted with the…

England’s university tuition fees are working – to prove it, look at Wales

27 February 2015 14:20

I’ve just seen a poster from the NASUWT teaching union at a stall they have taken at this year’s Welsh Tory…

Podcast: Comedy meets politics and Osborne’s 13 tests for No.10

22 January 2015 8:56

Why has politics turned into stand-up comedy? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, Andrew Watts and Jesse Norman MP…

The Spectator: defending drunkenness since 1828

23 September 2014 10:51

University terms are getting started and this year’s Freshers may be glad to read that The Spectator has always staunchly…

Why do boys outperform girls at university?

28 April 2014 9:02

According to the university’s own statistics, Oxford is one of the worst places in the country to be a female…

An arts degree isn’t a waste of time. But neither is an apprenticeship

28 February 2014 16:42

A friend and I joke that there are two types of jobs: fun ones, and school fees ones. We (penurious…

How much does a degree improve your lifetime earnings?

18 February 2014 17:20

What do you say to an arts graduate? Hamburger and fries, please. It’s an old joke but one that still…

Katie Hopkins: A liberal arts degree is a waste of time

14 February 2014 10:58

Let’s face it. Most of us aren’t all that bright. Sixteen per cent of us have an IQ below 85…

Liberal arts education has been under attack – we need to rediscover its profound wisdom

30 January 2014 15:17

England did so deplorably in the Ashes in part because of an obsession with data, including minutely detailed plans on…

Correction of the Year - Spectator Blogs

21 January 2013 10:34

Courtesy of Time magazine: This article has been changed. An earlier version stated that Oxford University accepted “only one black…