COVID-19 Opinion

How to square widening participation with student number caps

University policy challenge whack-a-mole: People want a temporary set of student number caps to ensure the university sector survives the loss of international student income. What are the next set of moles that will appear if we take this option?

By Maria Neophytou and Ben Gadsby, 2 April 2020
This article originally appeared as a guest blog for the Higher Education Policy Institute.


Schools have a new purpose. Here’s how we could fulfil it.

Schools are being asked to take a lead as a front-line service for their communities. Ben Gadsby sets out some big ideas to make that happen

By Ben Gadsby, 31 March 2020
This article originally appeared in Schools Week.


The #Coronavirus kids – Youth Employment in the #StayHome age

Sam Windett: Regardless of how the pandemic plays out, there are three key areas we should build on for young people and employment.

By Samantha Windett, 29 March 2020
This article originally appeared in FE News.


Young people are bearing the economic burden of coronavirus - protecting their future is a national emergency

Once the medical crisis passes, we cannot afford a five year wait to undo this damage to the lives of people under the age of 25.

By Samantha Windett, Anna Smee, Richard Rigby, Laura-Jane Rawlings and Tony Wilson, 28 April 2020
This article originally appeared in The Independent.