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Why should working-class students end up with more debt than others? https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/sep/07/maintenance-debt-weighs-constantly-on-my-mind-as-a-poorer-student This recent article in the Guardian suggests: “……Until recently, students from homes with an annual income of less than £25,000 were given maintenance grants of £3,387 to help fund their living costs while at university. Students from households above this threshold were also...
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By Hannah Richardson BBC News education reporter – http://www.bbc.com/news/education-41201769 Extracts from the above article: Shadow Universities Minister Gordon Marsden wrote, “this worrying situation has been compounded by an ongoing stream of accounts over the past few months in the media, and based on numerous individual stories appearing, of the inadequacies of the Student Loans Company...
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The Only Way Is Up!!! iIET… On The Move…!!! The International Institute for Executive Training (iIET) continues to expand its offering of executive training courses and the number of countries it operates in. iIET provide executive training courses in over 120 countries worldwide in the areas of Project Management, Human Resource Management, Leadership, Lean Six...
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https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/jul/27/work-work-balance-how-to-juggle-a-job-with-postgraduate-study The Guardian recently ran  the report on the problems faced by post graduate students and how to manage their study whilst in employment. In response, Qualifi qualifications provide students with flexibility through the use of a blended learning delivery model; a model that enables you to work while you learn. Our approach helps students...
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https://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2017/aug/18/if-degree-apprenticeships-are-to-widen-access-we-need-to-raise-awareness Newspaper headlines, like the Guardian this week, have been dominated by A-level results and the fall in university acceptances. But few talked about the alternative higher education routes available to these students – specifically degree apprenticeships. These valuable programmes could play a major role in widening participation in higher education, plugging the UK’s widening...
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http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-40959225 University tuition fees are an “unsustainable Ponzi scheme” and should be radically reformed, Theresa May’s former chief of staff has said. Nick Timothy likened the fees system in England to the well-known investment scam. Tony Blair’s Labour government was the first to introduce fees for university students in 1998. Before that, the cost had...
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Jo Johnson, Higher Education Minister in the UK has advised that students cannot be taken for granted by universities – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2017/08/17/students-will-no-longer-taken-granted-universities-made-sure/   Jo outlines: “While University may not be the right choice for everyone, including those who want to learn (and earn) on the job including apprenticeships, the proportion of young people on their way to...
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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/17/britain-universities-comprehensives-academic-selection “Young people now graduate with an average debt of more than £50,000, which three-quarters of them will never pay off. So the vast majority will spend most of their working lives effectively paying an extra 9p off income tax for every pound they earn over £21,000…if we focus on how higher education is funded...
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http://www.bbc.com/news/education-40936283 “The government is not shifting on plans to increase interest charges on student loans in England – which will rise to up to 6.1% from the autumn term. There had been speculation about a rethink over interest charges because of fears of excessive levels of debt. But on Tuesday the Department for Education and the...
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https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/education-related-exports-and-transnational-education-activity A new study released last month by the Department for Education  found that UK education “exports” raised £18.8bn a year in 2014. Two-thirds of the earnings came in the form of tuition, expenses and research fees paid to British universities. Fees for independent schools accounted for £800m a year, while language schools accounted for...
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