Sheffield Hallam University is suspending its English literature degree, probably the first of many outside the members’ club of the Russell Group to do so. Any arts course where as many as 60% of students are in “professional” employment only 15 months after graduating has failed. If there’s a fee, I donate it to Arts Emergency, a charity that mentors young people from less advantaged backgrounds who want to work in arts, culture and activism. Eton school’s Literary Society asked me to speak, so I thought I’d give the fee to Arts Emergency. A museum curator I met on the east coast of Scotland last week said we face a second dark age.
Source: The Guardian July 04, 2022 12:18 UTC