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A round-up of external publications and media coverage referring directly to the work on this site.

Authored articles, publications and other media

(Various blog posts have also been republished on the Sceptical Scot website.)

July 2017      Chapter in Barrow and Hassan (2017) A Nation Changed?: The SNP and Scotland Ten Years On, Luath Press

15.6.17 Has the SNP succeeded in ‘dumping the debt’?  Wonkhe website

22.3.17  Research Fortnight (Article on Scottish universities and constitutional change)

22.3.17  The Times

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/railway-policing-changes-must-not-be-rushed-vfvw0rpvt

22.2.17  (with James McEnaney) Critical – or complaisant – friends on education? Sceptical Scot

 

14.2.17  How far is Scotland from meeting its 2021 widening access targets?  Wonkhe website

4.1.17  ITV

https://stv.tv/comment/1376513-this-isn-t-fake-news-just-click-on-the-links-to-prove-it/

31.12.16 The Herald

http://www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/14995822.Brexit_may_yet_ease_some_pressure_in_quest_to_widen_university_access/

9.12.16  The Times

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/generations-divided-in-support-for-free-tuition-njwh6s6vc

21.11.16 Independence and union(s): Universities, Brexit and the future of the Scottish Funding Council   Wonkhe website

30.10.16  Sunday Politics (link)

 

12.10.16  HEPI

On the Diamond Review  http://www.hepi.ac.uk/2016/10/12/3619/

18.9.16  STV

The value of truth: When belief trumps facts we all suffer

14.9.16  Research Fortnight  (Article on issues for Welsh review of higher education)

16.6.16  Scottish and English records on access should be compared  Wonkhe website

4.5.16        Equity in student finance: Cross-UK comparisons, Special Edition: Widening Access to Higher Education in Scotland, Scottish Educational Review, 48(1), 30-47.

May 2016   Elisabet Weedon, Gitit Kadar-Satat, Lucy Hunter Blackburn, Sheila RiddelAccess in Scotland, research report for the Sutton Trust

9.2.16 Sceptical Scot

http://sceptical.scot/2016/02/swinney-frets-or-frits-about-srit/

4.5.16        Equity in student finance: Cross-UK comparisons, Special Edition: Widening Access to Higher Education in Scotland, Scottish Educational Review, 48(1), 30-47.

1.12.15   Chapter on student funding in Higher Education in Scotland and the UK: Diverging or Converging Systems, eds S Riddell, E Weedon and S Minty, EUP

http://www.euppublishing.com/book/9781474404587

30.11.15 BBC Radio Wales – Good Morning Wales: live interview on student funding proposals by Universities Wales

24.11.15 The Daily Record

24.11.15 The Rattle

http://rattle.scot/exclusive-inequality-the-establishment-and-student-funding

4.11.15  BBC Radio Scotland – Kay Adams Programme: live discussion of student funding and debt in Scotland

27.10.15  Borders TV – Borders  Tonight: live interview  on new Scottish Government student funding statistics

12.10.15  BBC Radio Wales – Good Morning Wales: live interview on fee proposals by Welsh Conservatives

26.9.15  Sceptical Scot

http://sceptical.scot/2015/09/privatising-scottish-water-the-issue-gets-even-murkier/

17.9.15  Conference Paper, British Educational Research Association

http://www.ed.ac.uk/education/rke/centres-groups/creid/news-events/news-in-2015/presentations-bera-2015

18.5.15 Sceptical Scot

http://sceptical.scot/2015/05/human-rights-and-ethical-exceptionalism/

1.5.15 Sceptical Scot

http://sceptical.scot/2015/05/scottish-government-muddies-water-on-privatisation/

22.4.15  Political Quarterly (with Sheila Riddell, Sarah Minty and Elisabet Weedon)

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1467-923X.12164/abstract

13.4.15 Sceptical Scot

http://sceptical.scot/2015/04/landslide-wipeout-fptp-distorts-the-picture/

15.3.15 Research Fortnight

Paywall: article on research funding in Scotland

8.3.15  Sceptical.Scot

http://sceptical.scot/2015/03/no-fees-not-the-whole-story/

26.2.15  Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI)

Whose to Lose? Citizens, institutions and the ownership of higher education funding in a devolved UK

http://www.hepi.ac.uk/2015/02/26/whose-lose-citizens-institutions-ownership-higher-education-funding-devolved-uk/

26.2.15 Good Morning Wales: live interview on HEPI report

29.12.14 The Herald

http://www.heraldscotland.com/comment/columnists/agenda-student-debt-still-needs-to-be-tackled.115239912

25.10.14 The Herald

http://www.heraldscotland.com/comment/columnists/agenda.25660135

6.10.14  The Herald

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/education/shift-to-loans-causes-long-term-regressive-effect.25508889

14.9.14 Research Fortnight

Paywall: article on the implications for Scotland of current BIS consultation on EU residence requirements and associated wider issues raised by Scottish independence.

Feb 2014  ESRC programme: Future of UK and Scotland

http://www.futureukandscotland.ac.uk/papers/creid-working-paper-3-fairest-them-all-support-scottish-students-full-time-higher-education

9.12.13 Economics of Higher Education (LSE blog, by invitation)

http://economicsofhe.org/tag/lucy-hunter/

1.10.13 Scotsman

http://www.scotsman.com/news/lucy-hunter-the-real-cost-of-free-tuition-1-3118928

15.8.13   Scotsman

http://www.scotsman.com/news/lucy-hunter-university-challenge-over-fees-1-3045752

5.6.13  Scotsman

http://www.scotsman.com/news/lucy-hunter-hidden-cost-of-free-tuition-1-2954148

Other coverage

5.7.17  Buzzfeed

http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/education/2016/01/what-snp-doesnt-understand-about-tuition-fees

22.5.17  The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/22/labour-scrap-tuition-fees-not-progressive-measure-early-years-education

8.5.17 Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/snp-has-failed-in-every-devolved-area-and-must-be-held_us_5910b2e9e4b046ea176aeddb

4.1.17 The Times

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/education-policy-needs-to-go-back-to-school-8f28xgssm

15.12.16  THES

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/features/can-scottish-higher-education-carry-on-with-its-free-tuition-policy

25.10.16 ITV Borders

http://www.itv.com/news/border/2016-10-25/number-of-poorer-students-getting-government-grants-falls/

16.10.16 The Herald

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/14804609.Edinburgh__the_most_selective_education_system_in_the_UK_/

6.6.16  Holyrood

https://www.holyrood.com/articles/inside-politics/what-snps-programme-government-looks-scotlands-children

26.5.16  THES

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/benefits-of-free-university-tuition-in-scotland-not-evident

3.5.16 New Statesman

http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/staggers/2016/05/its-time-snps-terrible-record-government-was-exposed

5.4.16  Daily Record

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/tory-tuition-fee-policy-suffers-7694220

19.1.16 New Statesman

http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/education/2016/01/what-snp-doesnt-understand-about-tuition-fees

15.12.15 The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/dec/15/scottish-students-and-graduates-will-owe-6bn-by-2021-forecast-shows

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/dec/15/scotland-debt-mountain-holyrood-borrowing-could-hit-50bn-by-2020

14.12.15 The Scotsman

http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/poorer-scots-students-still-missing-out-on-university-1-3975674

14.12.15 The New Statesman

http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/education/2015/12/worst-place-poor-students-uk-scotland

31.10.15 The Scotsman

http://www.scotsman.com/news/dani-garavelli-free-tuition-deep-in-debt-1-393390

27.10.15 The Daily Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/universityeducation/11958950/SNP-minister-defends-free-university-tuition-despite-burs

27.10.15 ITV News

http://www.itv.com/news/border/2015-10-27/salmonds-legacy-of-free-education-rock-solid-or-melting-in-the-sun/

22.10.15  Vox (US news site)

http://www.vox.com/2015/10/22/9592460/college-tuition-free-scotland

2.10.15  The Economist

http://www.economist.com/news/britain/21670045-scrapping-tuition-fees-has-helped-rich-students-expense-poor-ones-costly-promise

20.09.15  The New Zealand Herald

http://m.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11515976

19.09.15 The Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/scottish-independence/11873099/Cameron-must-wake-up-the-battle-for-Scotland-and-the-Union-is-still-being-fought.html

July 2015 Prospect Magazine

http://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/features/the-snp-has-failed-scotland (opening paras only: paywall).

09.06.15  Centre on Constitutional Change

http://centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/blog/two-myths-about-politics-inequality-scotland

22.05.15  Financial Times

http://blogs.ft.com/off-message/2015/05/22/the-snp-almost-admits-it-was-wrong-on-student-grants/

19.05.15 CAPX

http://www.capx.co/joe-stiglitz-is-talking-rubbish/

15.05.15 The Herald

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/education/boost-in-bursaries-for-poorer-scottish-students.126209277

6.05.15 CAPX

http://www.capx.co/when-it-comes-to-education-the-snp-are-the-party-of-the-rich/

5.05.15 The Times

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/scotland/article4430865.ece

4.05.15  The Daily Mail

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-3066692/Nicola-shiny-new-face-SNP-nationalism-ugly-pal-s-bloody-nose-proves.html

2.05.15  Financial Times

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/36d6aa9a-efeb-11e4-ab73-00144feab7de.html#axzz3Zp3NS7Q4

1.05.15 Newsnight Live (election blog)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/election-2015-32543196

1.05.15 Financial Times

http://blogs.ft.com/off-message/2015/05/01/the-snp-has-let-down-scotlands-poorest-students/

1.05.15 Left Foot Forward

http://leftfootforward.org/2015/05/progressive-how-the-poorest-students-suffer-from-the-snps-student-loans-policy/

23.04.15  THES

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/6k-fees-more-likely-as-snp-backs-plan-that-would-boost-barnett-cash/2019817.article

19.4.15 The Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/general-election-2015/11546760/The-SNPs-very-Scottish-conspiracy….html

11.4.15 The Guardian (indirect reference)

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/apr/10/guardian-view-on-election-scotland-slogan-hit-facts

18.3.15  The Times

Paywall: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/columnists/article4385230.html

3.3.15 The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/mar/03/snp-scottish-labour-tuition-fees-pledge?CMP=share_btn_tw

2.3.15  Times Higher Education Supplement

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/labour-6k-fees-policy-could-hit-universities-outside-england/2018842.article

26.2.15 Times Higher Education Supplement

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/scrapping-fee-subsidy-is-no-guarantee-of-windfall-for-welsh-academy/2018712.article

2.12.14 The World Socialist Website

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/02/debt-d02.html

7.11.14 The Scotsman

http://www.scotsman.com/news/brian-wilson-pay-is-price-of-tartan-tory-policy-1-3598353

28.10.14  The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/oct/28/scottish-student-borrowing-soars-record-levels

27.10.14 The Herald

http://www.heraldscotland.com/comment/columnists/despite-rhetoric-students-fare-badly-on-grant-levels.25672766

6.10.14 The Herald (indirect reference)

http://www.heraldscotland.com/politics/scottish-politics/plea-for-u-turn-on-bursaries-to-help-cut-debt-of-students.25508893

17.9.14  The Australian

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/opinion/independent-scotland-could-find-free-university-degrees-unaffordable/story-e6frgcko-1227060508030

29.7.14 Herald

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/education/sharp-increase-in-student-debt-after-scrapping-of-bursaries.24890309

28.7.14  Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/money/2014/jul/28/scottish-ministers-urged-reverse-student-grant-cuts

5.5.14 The Daily Record

http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Free+tuition+is+a+cruel+lesson+in+inequality.-a0367049664

1.5.14 Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/05/01/welsh-students-most-financial-support-tuition-fees_n_5245845.html

30.4.14  Herald

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/student-fund-moves-could-hit-poor-claim.24090267

29.4.14 Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/apr/29/free-tuition-scotland-benefits-wealthiest-students-most-study

http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/apr/29/welsh-university-students-financial-support

17.12.13  Scotsman

http://www.scotsman.com/news/brian-wilson-snp-s-debt-monster-is-biting-back-1-3236841

19.6.13 Holyrood Magazine

http://www.holyrood.com/2013/06/guerrilla-warfare/

6.6.13  Scotsman

http://www.scotsman.com/news/education/snp-challenged-over-perverse-education-funding-1-2956611

Letters

26.3.15 The Scotsman

http://www.scotsman.com/news/opinion/letters/won-t-anybody-try-to-tackle-poverty-1-3729182

21.9.14 Scotland on Sunday

http://www.scotsman.com/news/opinion/letters/stiglitz-wrong-to-repeat-rhetoric-1-3547976

13.9.14 The Herald

http://www.heraldscotland.com/comment/letters/poorest-students-have-highest-debt-regardless-of-tuition-fees.25315309

9.9.14 The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/sep/09/risks-of-independence-for-scottish-universities

Citations

Kenealy, D. (2016)  THE ECONOMY AND THE CONSTITUTION UNDER THE SNP, 2007–2016, in Scottish Affairs 25.1 (2016): 8–27

Finance Committee, Scottish Parliament Report on Draft Budget 2016-17  (29 January 2016) http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/parliamentarybusiness/CurrentCommittees/96135.aspx

State of the Nation 2015  Child Poverty and Social Mobility in Great Britain Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission 17 December 2014 ISBN Ref: ISBN 9781474125642 (p183)  https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/485926/State_of_the_nation_2015__social_mobility_and_child_poverty_in_Great_Britain.pdf          

http://gov.wales/docs/dcells/publications/151215-review-of-higher-education-funding-and-student-finance-arrangements-in-wales-interim-report-en.pdf

 

Review of Higher Education Funding and Student Finance Arrangements in Wales: Interim Report, December 2015 (pp79-80)

 

http://gov.wales/docs/dcells/publications/151215-review-of-higher-education-funding-and-student-finance-arrangements-in-wales-interim-report-en.pdf

State of the Nation 2014  Child Poverty and Social Mobility in Great Britain Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission 20 October 2014 ISBN 9781474111195 (p221)              https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/state-of-the-nation-2014-report

 

Brown, G  My Scotland, Our Britain  London: Simon and Schuster, 2014

Presentations

1.12.15 Presentation – seminar at University of Edinburgh Widening Access to Scottish Higher Education: Getting in and Getting on

Slides here: http://www.ed.ac.uk/education/rke/centres-groups/creid/news-events/events-in-2015/widening-access-seminar

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66fELSoTk2g [1.06 onwards]

2.9.15 Commission on Widening Access

Slides here: http://www.ed.ac.uk/education/rke/centres-groups/creid/news-events/news-in-2015/sg-cowa-presentation

Submissions

Scottish Parliament:

http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/parliamentarybusiness/CurrentCommittees/74250.aspx

Smith Commission:

Submission on Student Loans to Smith Commission October 2014

Commission on Widening Access July 2015:

Access Commission form July 2015 Annex to Access Commission evidence

Annex to Access Commission evidence

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