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October 2017
Full article here – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2017/10/12/inside-essay-mills-offering-do-students-work/ Extracts below: It is estimated that the ‘professional essay writing industry’ – services offering to quickly complete any assignment, to any standard, for a fee – is now worth over £100m, providing completed assignments to tens of thousands of students at UK universities every year.  Generally, work ordered from essay...
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Further information here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/office-for-students-regulatory-framework-for-higher-education This consultation sets out the context for the creation of the Office for Students and for the proposed regulatory approach and the detail of that proposed approach. This consultation seeks your views on: the proposed risk-based regulatory approach for the higher education sector the guidance on the conditions, behaviours, and evidence...
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Full article and link to the consultation portal can be found here – https://consult.education.gov.uk/higher-education/degree-awarding-powers-university-title/ The Department for Education (DfE) have invited views on the proposals for the criteria and processes for degree-awarding powers and university title. This consultation seeks views on behalf of the Secretary of State and the new Office for Students (OfS) on...
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Full article here – https://feweek.co.uk/2017/09/22/massive-1bn-fe-loans-underspend-revealed/ Extracts below A massive 58 percent of FE loans funding – amounting to almost £1 billion – has not been spent since 2013, FE Week can reveal. The Student Loans Company, which processes advanced learner loans on behalf of the Education and Skills Funding Agency, revealed that just £652 million in loan-funded...
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Full article here – https://feweek.co.uk/2017/09/29/revealed-200m-adult-education-budget-underspend/ Extracts below: Multiple sources have confirmed to FE Week that around 13 percent of the £1.5 billion AEB budget went unspent in 2016/17 – a situation sector leaders described as “worrying” and “frustrating”. David Hughes, the AoC’s chief executive, said he has been discussing the underspend with the ESFA to...
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Qualifi Awarding Organisation is proud to be involved in and support this initiative through our work with PAM Education and their work with the Tianjin Education Commission (TEC) and colleges in the UK. Below are extracts from a document published by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China in July 2017. The...
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Full article here – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2017/10/17/45m-ineligible-student-loans-sent-students-alternative-university/ Extracts below. The number of students studying at the private institutions, known as alternative providers, has more than quadrupled since 2010, following a Government drive to get more students into higher education. Their courses are currently £3,000 cheaper than universities, with students permitted to apply for loans to cover tuition...
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Full article here – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2017/10/12/inside-essay-mills-offering-do-students-work/ Extracts below: It is estimated that the ‘professional essay writing industry’ – services offering to quickly complete any assignment, to any standard, for a fee – is now worth over £100m, providing completed assignments to tens of thousands of students at UK universities every year.  Generally, work ordered from essay...
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UK students have been unfazed by the new ranking, but international students are taking the results seriously, which could damage bronze universities Full article here – https://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2017/oct/16/is-the-teaching-excellence-framework-shaping-international-student-choice The teaching excellence framework (TEF) ratings have been around since June, but their impact on choices made by prospective domestic students seems muted so far. When it comes...
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Full article here – https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/oct/14/student-loans-former-education-secretary-morgan-to-lead-inquiry Extracts below: Nicky Morgan, the former education secretary, is to lead an inquiry into the rising costs of the controversial student loans system in England and its possible replacement by a graduate tax. “Student loan debt is projected to be around £160bn within six years, and the government has announced...
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