Forecasting future student numbers is difficult but important. If you want to shape a higher education sector to the needs of your country and economy, you need to plan ahead, using the best available evidence and forecasting techniques. The UK’s Robbins report of 1963 rested on such forecasts.
When Jo Johnson became universities and science minister back in 2015, the sector did not know him well. He had dipped his toe in the debate about international students, been a parliamentary private secretary in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, and spent time as one of David Cameron’s key advisers in Number 10. But he had no substantial higher education in his constituency and had worked in journalism before entering politics.
Over the weekend, universities minister Jo Johnson announced exactly how the government intends to implement the provisions in the Higher Education and Research Act on facilitating two-year degrees. In short, he plans to allow universities to raise their fees to £11,100 for genuine two-year degrees. Many politicians have backed two-year degrees before. For example, at the turn of the century, New Labour expected 80 per cent of the expansion of higher education to come from Foundation Degrees.
@GregHurstTimes@GWRHelp Thanks. But surely the rail companies are obliged to treat railcard holders the same as others when the fare is unaffected for a specific journey rather than using it as another reason to try and charge more?
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".