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The Government 'Vision' for Education : where are we now ?

The government’s vision for education is difficult to swallow – here’s why

Jacqueline Baxter, The Open University

If you were in any doubt about how complex and opaque the education system in England has become, a… 1,021 more words


A Visit to the Medium.

I speak about the dead in the present tense. This unsettles many people. Most, it turns out, prefer to ignore death altogether. They certainly don’t want it dragged into the here and now. 1,987 more words


From Gate 82 to Seat 12F.

Hello, dear reader, here is a character sketch I wrote, based on a recent encounter, which started life on #FLFiction15.

I’m early at Gate 82. I side step and sit on a window ledge in a sunbeam to better observe other passengers queuing; let’s see what the next two hours has in store for me, eh? 455 more words


Soul Sucking, cheap Whiskey and a bright future.

11:58pm on a Thursday night. Two weeks into the new year. I’m wide awake, binge watching Netflix, sipping awful cheap Whiskey and dreading another day at the same soul sucking job I spent all of last year despising. 255 more words

University, and Overcoming the Fundamental Absurdity of the World

Wow it’s Monday already and I still have no idea what I’m going to write about?
Isn’t that terrific?

To be fair, I’m really losing my grasp on the passage of time. 848 more words


Where are all of the women on public service boards ?

More women on company boards, but what about the public sector?

Jacqueline Baxter, The Open University

There are now no all-male boards in FTSE 100 companies, marking a watershed in women’s representation, according to the launch of the… 820 more words


Studying for a degree with the Open Univeristy.

As some of you may know, I am a stay at home mom, and a student as well as newbie blogger. But before I became a stay at home mom, I worked as a care worker with various companies looking after the elderly. 285 more words

Part-time Degree