Comment & analysis
A look behind UK’s impressive unemployment figures shows they’re not so dazzling
Unemployment in the UK has fallen below two million for the first time in almost six years. Good news, says Geraint Johnes, but there are some important caveats to the headline figures.
Why we urgently need Islamic student loans
A major barrier to career aspirations among Muslims has been their inability to take on student (or any other) loans to fund higher study, as Shariah law prohibits predetermined interest rates, explains LUMS researcher Vasileios Pappas.View on the New Statesman website
Branson unlimited holiday plan for Virgin blazes trail others should follow
Cary Cooper argues that Virgin’s unlimited holiday offer to employees is something that other employers should copy.
Why Lord Hill’s role as EC finance commissioner is a poisoned chalice for Cameron
Robert Read says that Lord Hill, the new EU finance commissioner, may find himself at the heart of implementing legislation to which his government at home is opposed.
Hard Evidence: are more older people going to university?
At a time when more and more mature students are going into higher education, Dr Jill Johnes discusses what this rising trend in applications means for universities.
Funding cuts reduce options for teenagers forced to stay in education after GCSE
Geraint Johnes and Beth Foley argue that as reforms to the school leaving age kick in, it’s far from clear whether the reforms will be effective, as institutions responsible for the training provision face significant cuts to resources.
Eight year olds 'fear the effects' of student debt
With one in four children worrying about family finances, Professor Cary Cooper writes in The Telegraph, asking why these concerns have been passed down to such a young generation.View on The Telegraph website
Longer working lives: challenges to individuals, employers and government
Geraint Johnes describes new research on ageing from the Work Foundation and LUMS which it is hoped will provide insights valuable for organisations and government.
Cost of student visa clampdown weighs heavily on colleges
Geraint Johnes says that targeting students and universities as part of a broader migration policy is neither appropriate nor innocuous.