Author Archives: Mike Hodges

Let’s kick our state funding addiction

The Spending Review didn’t go far enough and should have been the time to cut Britain’s addiction to benefits, argues Mike Hodges.

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Are we worthless?

The 2012 London Olympics are to be run with the aid of 70,000 volunteers who are to be paid nothing. Mike Hodges thinks this is wrong.

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Is higher education controlled by Luddites?

With cuts across higher education being made, Mike Hodges argues that this is the time to update the system whilst making it cheaper to run.

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Interns: the modern slaves?

An opportunity to learn more about the world of work, or a chance to be exploited by businesses? Mike Hodges looks into the benefits of internships.

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A brave new frugal world

Mike Hodges ponders whether being prudent is a lesson we should all learn and if we don’t need something, then why buy it?

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Studenthood is like travelling with the Doctor

Mike Hodges argues that university lifestyle echoes that of the Doctor’s assistant, brief and adventure filled, making the real world a bitter pill to swallow.

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Web based lectures, the way forward?

After noticing an increasing number of students not turning up to lectures, Mike Hodges starts to think of ways the University could improve its ways of teaching.

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Get educated with the election

The General Election can affect your future in many ways. Mike Hodges considers what things people can learn by following the campaign trail.

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Selling yourself: become a walking billboard

Young people are the ones worst hit by the recession, but Mike Hodges has a few handy tips for how to better yourself in the job market.

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End of term tumbleweeds: where are all the students?

Are students ungrateful for their university education? Mike Hodges looks on aghast as lecture and seminar attendance drops towards the end of term.

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