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New podcast: The View from the Chalkface

The View from the Chalkface is a new podcast hosted at and produced by Eastbourne College, looking at the issues in UK education, hopefully informative, sometimes light-hearted and aimed to those who recognise that today’s schools are tomorrow’s economy and society.

Guests for this first episode are Sarah Gordon, university admissions guru and Head of Futures at Eastbourne College, and Ben Westwood, university lecturer, journalist and travel writer. They sit in conversation with Eastbourne College’s Headmaster, Tom Lawson.

This episode looks at universities. We discuss university fees – with UK fees being amongst the highest in the world, are they fair? Is funding for universities sustainable? Does the university entry process happen at the right time? What does a successful university entry process look like? Are schools preparing pupils properly for the next step in their career journey? These questions and more are addressed in this episode.


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