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Despite the overwhelming focus of HE being on Universities, degrees and masters qualifications, the HE sector has an alternative provision that is increasingly supported and promoted by many influential and powerful individuals and organisations. Full article here – https://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2017/sep/20/power-list-the-50-people-with-most-influence-over-uk-universities Published by Wonkhe – a thinktank for higher education policy “wonks” – the list includes the...
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Jeremy Corbyn’s party manages to secure vote on proposal to increase cap on annual fees to £9,250 Full article here – https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/sep/12/labour-to-force-vote-on-plan-to-increase-tuition-fees Labour is to force a parliamentary vote to scrap the government’s latest rise in university tuition fees on Wednesday in what it believes is a binding motion. Under the government’s plan, the annual...
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Inventor was speaking at opening of his technology institute, where his firm will pay students £15,000 a year and their fees Full article here – https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/sep/13/james-dyson-tuition-fees-students-loan-debt Extracts: Sir James Dyson has said tuition fees and student loans are saddling young people with huge debts at the “worst time” in their careers, holding them back from...
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Details to be announced in Autumn Budget – Full article here – http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/government-reduce-tuition-fees-7500-autumn-budget-philip-hammond-a7951081.html Extracts here: Cuts to tuition fees that would save students at least £5,000 over a three-year course are being considered by the Chancellor, it has been reported. Philip Hammond is looking at capping annual charges at £7,500 instead of the current level...
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The full article here – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2017/09/08/tutor-future-scientists-develop-algorithm-match-pupils-tutors/ University College London’s (UCL) Institute of Education has partnered with the online tutoring platform MyTutor to harness technology to create the “tutor of the future”. James Grant, the founder of MyTutor, said that building a “strong rapport” between a tutor and student is crucial for academic success. He said...
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Prime Minister Theresa May is trying to find ways to appeal to younger voters who backed Labour over her during the general election. The full article can found here: https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/sep/09/theresa-may-looking-at-easing-student-debt-burden With her party’s annual conference just weeks away, May is looking at proposals to change the formula through which many graduates pay interest rates of...
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AELP Brief for Lords’ Debate on 7 September 2017: Digital skills in the United Kingdom Publicly-funded basic digital skills training for adults needs more support The full report can be downloaded here – https://www.aelp.org.uk/news/general/details/lords-debate-aelp-s-recommendations-on-improving-d/ Extract from the report: ‘We believe it is important for tutors, staff and assessors to have the appropriate digital skills to...
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Bright Blue says measure being considered in Downing St to woo younger voters would only benefit better off graduates The full article can be found here – https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/sep/10/cutting-student-loans-interest-rate-would-only-benefit-better-off-says-tory-thinktank Extracts – A prominent Conservative thinktank is warning Philip Hammond against giving high-paid graduates a handout by cutting the interest rates on student loans in a bid...
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https://www.aoc.co.uk/news/aoc-responds-teach-first-report Teach First report – ‘Impossible? Beyond access: getting to university and succeeding there’. David Hughes, Chief Executive of the Association of Colleges, said: “Today’s report from Teach First highlights the enormous inequalities in access to higher education for young people which have not been addressed despite strenuous efforts and investment over many years. The...
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By Sean Coughlan – Education correspondent: http://www.bbc.com/news/education-41168446 Head teachers say that applicants to university in England must be told “as soon as possible” how much they will pay in tuition fees in autumn 2018. The first deadline for applications for next year is next month (October) – but ministers have not yet decided whether to raise fees...
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