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Full article here – https://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2017/nov/01/2vcs-on-how-do-we-stop-part-time-numbers-dropping-further Extracts below: Numbers of part-time students, who are typically older and often juggling a job or family, or both, have more than halved. They are down 56% since 2010, according to the latest figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.  Part-time enrolments in England slumped in 2012 when the government...
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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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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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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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Qualifi believes that in order to be established as a teacher the minimum standard that ought to apply is level 3 with opportunities available to develop knowledge and skills through to and beyond L4.
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Extracts below from the report provide an interesting read relating to the perception of stakeholders regarding the education and training landscape.
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In increasingly turbulent times individuals, organisations, employers and communities are concerned about what they can do as individuals and as a group, to improve security for themselves and their assets.
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