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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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Full article here – https://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2017/sep/25/universities-must-do-more-to-stop-the-graduate-brain-drain Extracts below: Universities need to invest more in connecting their students with local businesses so that students learn more about the opportunities for future employment close to where they have chosen to study. Employability remains a key priority, with our surveys consistently showing that students want their institutions to do...
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Full article here – http://www.bbc.com/news/education-41401864 Exam boards have revealed that they have succeeded in shutting down a website selling “fake examination certificates”. The body representing the exam boards – the Joint Council for Qualifications – says the website was selling fake GCSE and A-level certificates for £400. Michael Turner, head of the JCQ, says it...
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By Judith Burns BBC News Full article here – http://www.bbc.com/news/education-41322198 Extracts below: The Young Women’s Trust says a quarter of young people in England and Wales have to borrow to make ends meet and are facing a “debt epidemic”. Ministers say their reforms are improving young people’s incomes. But the charity’s survey of more than...
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Human tutors will be sidelined in near future as AI takes a central role in education, suggests Sir Anthony Sheldon of Wellington College. Full article here – http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/intelligent-machines-replace-teachers-classroom-10-years-ai-robots-sir-anthony-sheldon-wellington-a7939931.html Extracts here: Within 10 years a technological revolution will sweep aside old notions of education and change the world forever, Sir Anthony Sheldon, master of Wellington College...
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By Judith BurnsEducation reporter – Full article here – http://www.bbc.com/news/education-41165927 Extracts below: The report also found many (young people) were frustrated with an education system they saw as overly focused on grades rather than life skills like money management, healthy eating, mental health and relationships. About half felt their education had failed to properly prepare them...
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Full article here – https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/sep/12/university-students-set-own-fees-cooperative-college The Co-operative College is looking into creating a university where students could help set fees and academics’ pay. What if students helped decide how much they should pay? What if they were involved in determining academic salaries too? This happens at Mondragon University, a non-profit co-operative in northern Spain, and...
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Full article here – https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/sep/23/what-next-for-englands-troubled-universities-tuition-fees-vice-chancellors-pay Over the last 30 years, our universities have engaged in a radical experiment in growth. In 1990 there were 46 universities in the UK educating about 350,000 students. Now there are at least 130, accommodating more than two million. Each era has generated a different answer to the old question...
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Full article here – http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-41240063 Students are taking out payday loans to live in luxury flats in a bid to avoid poor standard accommodation, it has been claimed. The National Union of Students (NUS) said many were struggling to pay high rents in a bid not to live in substandard house shares. A spokesman for...
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