People living outside our big cities face many obstacles to going to university, but the innovations during lockdowns have opened a door to permanently improving their access and experience of study.
Higher education should provide access for as many people as possible to fulfil their potential as individuals. Leaders in higher education must be ready to examine what it will take to achieve this.
Online learning can create problems for students, particularly those with disabilities, unless platforms and content are designed with accessibility and inclusion in mind.
Students with disabilities face massive physical and attitudinal hurdles.
Students with disabilities find that they must accommodate themselves to institutional contexts which they find profoundly disabling.
Universities can be alienating spaces, particularly for students from poorer backgrounds.
Students from poorer backgrounds feel anxious, ashamed and stressed in the middle-class environment of a university.
A student faces off with a policeman in riot gear. Private security forces on campuses are a show of dominance and control.
The way in which one group of South African student protesters has acted and engaged with university managers shows how valuable a feminist approach to protest can be.
South African teachers say it’s a struggle to apply their training about “inclusive education” in crowded, stressful classroom situations.
Fed up with silly questions.
New analysis of the ethnic diversity of both university students and the academics in charge of their education has revealed wide disparities in ethnic representation compared to UK population averages…