It’s just past Hand-in Month now. Everyone’s essays have been filed away under the categories of ‘Queer Theory,’ ‘Racism,’ ‘Socio-economics,’ ‘Advertising,’ and much, much more. Trees will have been cut down for the hallowed citations, references and bibliographies which prevent students from getting kicked out of university and forced to find a real job, and we’re all just twiddling our thumbs until we get them back now.
But the source of our references, our background research, is extremely interesting.
The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) has released a report concerning the teaching of Religious Education in British high schools and primary schools. Ofsted found that, “the potential of Religious Education was not being realised fully in the majority of schools surveyed for this report.”
The exhibit occupying the Mackintosh Museum is an oddity, possibly unique in what the Glasgow School of Art will exhibit this year. This is an exhibition where the artist’s aren’t linked by an idea, their location or their medium, but what they volunteer to do every couple of afternoons. Continue reading
Glasgow has decided not to charge the maximum price for tuition fees to Rest of uk (ruk) students. This policy appears, from recent statistics, to have been the wise choice to make. One of the ideas put forward was a rise to £9,000 tuition fees for ruk students, essentially on the basis that all the other universities were doing it. Advocates of the fee rise claimed that people would view Glasgow as worse than other universities if we didn’t charge the maximum tuition fee, and so, we’d fall behind. Continue reading