It has been a great privilege to be Vice-Provost (Enterprise) at UCL and inevitably as I pack my bags to make the long trip from Gordon Street to the Wellcome Trust on Euston Road, I have been reflecting on the last five years. So much has changed and so much has been achieved by UCL.
UK universities need more than ABB grades to compete in the global market
22 August 2013
By Prof Stephen Caddick, University College London
Each year, right in the middle of August's silly season, we see the same old proclamations from the media, politicians and university dons about A-Level grades.
This year the debate has been enriched further with a good healthy dollop of nonsense about competition. Now that universities can take an unrestricted number of students with ABB or above the hype would have it that we are all ruthlessly battling for students and their valuable fees.