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Full article here – https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/nov/10/postgraduate-funding-fees-students-scholarships-university-question Extracts below: The benefits enjoyed by those with postgraduate qualifications are becoming increasingly evident. Research published by the Sutton Trust education charity suggests that, in Britain, they will earn on average 14% more than those with an undergraduate degree alone. They are also 15% more likely to be employed full-time after six...
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Full article here – https://www.aoc.co.uk/news/aoc-responds-dfe-consultation-the-ofs-regulatory-framework Today, the Department for Education has published a consultation on the OFS regulatory framework. In response, Julian Gravatt, Deputy Chief Executive at the Association of Colleges, said: “Colleges have offered affordable, local and employment-focused higher education across the country ‎for decades.  Around 150,000 students in over 200 colleges benefit from these...
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Full article here – https://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2017/nov/10/lets-draw-blue-skies-research-out-of-our-universities-and-into-the-economy Extracts below A great idea often starts with a lightbulb moment, a flash of inspiration that feels like it could be something big – but for many ideas that’s as far as it gets. For successful innovators, getting to the point where things really take off is a long and...
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Full article and link to the consultation portal can be found here – https://consult.education.gov.uk/higher-education/degree-awarding-powers-university-title/ The Department for Education (DfE) have invited views on the proposals for the criteria and processes for degree-awarding powers and university title. This consultation seeks views on behalf of the Secretary of State and the new Office for Students (OfS) on...
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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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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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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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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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