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Rough sleepers in policy and practice: chaotic and off course, or misunderstood?

Rough sleepers in policy and practice: chaotic and off course, or misunderstood? Copyrighted image Credit: Gary Edwards
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 17 Aug 2015
Are homeless people's lives off track and disorganised? Dan McCulloch's research conveys a different story...

Learning to be citizens

Learning to be citizens Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 Jul 2015
The goverment has recently highlighted that students are learning to be terrorists while at university; this article takes an opposing view and...

The permanently upturned economy

The permanently upturned economy Creative commons image Credit: Gary Edwards
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 Jun 2015
The Chancellor’s confidence that he can outlaw budget deficits reflects improbably widespread belief in the length and strength of recovery, writes...

Driven to drink?

Driven to drink? Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 11 Jun 2015
Has a stricter drink-drive legislation made people less social and what does this mean for voluntary associations? 

It’s a crying shame when Nobel laureates are exposed as sexist

It’s a crying shame when Nobel laureates are exposed as sexist Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 11 Jun 2015
Tim Hunt should have realised that his "light-hearted" comment about the "trouble with girls" was going to offend.

Explainer: how much state funding do universities get?

Explainer: how much state funding do universities get? Creative commons image Credit: Gary Edwards
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 09 Jun 2015
In this article, John Brennan notes how public money is shifting more towards research in higher education. 

The BBC World Service is a force for good – look after it, or risk losing it

The BBC World Service is a force for good – look after it, or risk losing it Creative commons image Credit: Gary Edwards
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 09 Jun 2015
Peter Horrocks was the Director of the BBC World Service and has just become Vice-Chancellor of The Open University. In this article OU Professor...

Memo to Nicky Morgan: Welcome back, now leave schools alone

Memo to Nicky Morgan: Welcome back, now leave schools alone Creative commons image Credit: Gary Edwards
Duration 5 mins Updated 12 May 2015
Nicky Morgan has returned as Secretary Of State For Education in the new cabinet. It's an opportunity, says Jacqueline Baxter, to try leaving other...

Immigration views - how the marginal has become mainstream

Immigration views - how the marginal has become mainstream Creative commons image Credit: Gary Edwards
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 01 May 2015
The desire for political parties to sound tough on immigration does not come from any factual evidence of immigration having deleterious...

Integration: different logics and local factors

Integration: different logics and local factors Creative commons image Credit: Gary Edwards
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 29 Apr 2015
In his second piece on immigration, Steve Garner dispels the common misconceptions and confusions in the debate on 'integration'.