The wisdom of a principal holding an NUS card

Principal Annette Bruton will be gaining new insights into college life as a student this academic year

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FErret has been worried. The new term is only just starting, and students are enrolling across the country as we speak. But somehow, the spark is missing. Although college staff should be refreshed and excited to start a new year after a summer of sitting in the sun reading the latest edition of Tes, FErret cannot help but feel some might be at risk of getting caught up in a groundhog day sort of a mood.

He cannot blame them. Another welcome speech from the principal, another cohort of students enrolling into hundreds of courses, another group of young people getting lost in corridors – and ...

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