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Free Education and the Future of the Labour Party

The recent finding from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development that more than half of UK graduates are in non-graduate jobs is more a reflection of our slow and partial recovery from the recession triggered by the 2007 financial crash than it is a reflection of the quality of university education. 487 more words

Labour Party

Even the big kids go back to school soon

So the study materials arrived today for my new course which is the Certificate in Working Together for Children; the course starts proper on 3 October which gives me about five weeks to read the books before I have to think about writing essays. 125 more words


The OU Pittsburgh Shoulderbag review.

When I first received the Pittsburgh Shoulder bag, my initial thought after the excitement of A: receiving a package through the post (still at the age of 36 I like getting parcels in the post!) and B: realising it was another ‘practical’ bag; I’m not one for trendy, was that it was smaller than I thought it would be.   398 more words


The lottery of birth & wealth inequality

I am dipping into two FutureLearn MOOCs this month, created by colleagues at The Open University.

The first is a two week course aiming to help people ‘ 139 more words

Social Work

Start Writing Fiction - 2.1 Setting as antagonist - Activity 18

List 6 objects found in a character’s bedroom, office, garage, or other semi-private space. Be specific. Name them, for example:


Describe them, for example: 251 more words


The Week in Books

It’s certainly been a hectic but exciting couple of months. I’ve been busy with work and my own writing and then there was the Hell on the Humber, a 12-hour endurance race that I had no intention of taking part in, but ended up running after one of the team dropped out. 281 more words

The Week In Books

2011: Birth of a photographer (and a psychology graduate!)

Somewhere in between our trips to Edinburgh in 2010 and Paris in 2011, two things changed in the Fletcher household.  Firstly, I tentatively took my first module towards my Open University Psychology degree.  379 more words

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