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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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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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Complete article here – http://www.bbc.com/news/education-41573213 Extracts below Maureen Matthews is starting a three-year law degree at the tender age of 79. She’s not even the oldest student on her new course at the University of West London in Brentford. Sitting next to her in lectures is 84-year-old Craigan Surujballi. When about half of young people now go...
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Full article here – https://www.aoc.co.uk/news/prime-minister-urged-address-under-funding Extracts below: Principals and chairs from 141 colleges across England have written to the Prime Minister to call for extra funding to support students aged 16 to 19. In England, the current base funding level for 16 to 18-year-olds is £4,000 per year.  This decreases to £3,300 at 19-years-old.  This...
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Full article here – https://feweek.co.uk/2017/10/08/fe-must-lead-on-the-edtech-agenda/?utm_content=buffer5683f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer Extracts below The opportunity for artificial intelligence-backed virtual reality to revolutionise technical and vocational education and training is upon us, says Ali Hadawi (Principal and Chief Executive, Central Bedfordshire College). There is a distinct opportunity for the FE sector to lead the change in delivering truly inspirational learning and training...
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First cross-sector opportunity for teachers, trainers and leaders to have their say in a major sector-led systematic Training Needs Analysis Full article here – https://www.aoc.co.uk/news/first-cross-sector-opportunity-teachers-trainers-and-leaders-have-their-say-in-major-sector-led Extracts: Sector bodies and the Department for Education (DfE) have joined forces under the aegis of the Education and Training Foundation to launch a major national exercise in finding out what...
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Full article here – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2017/10/09/universities-must-prioritise-students-research-interests-says/ Extracts below Research in universities must not eclipse students’ interests, the head of a new higher education watchdog has said. Nicola Dandridge, chief executive of the Office for Students (OfS) said that while research is essential, it must not be pursued at the expense of students. Her warning comes amid a growing...
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Theresa May announced change, along with a freeze in fee levels and review of student funding, at Tory party conference Full article here – https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/oct/01/tuition-fee-repayment-earnings-threshold-rise-to-25000 Extracts: Speaking at the start of the Conservative party conference in Manchester, Theresa May announced plans to raise the income level that triggers student loan repayments for recent graduates in...
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