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‘Depressing’ figures may be linked to higher fees in England, says education expert Full article here – https://www.theguardian.com/education/2018/mar/08/university-drop-out-rates-uk-rise-third-year Extracts and comment below. Ray Brogden COO of Qualifi would like to point out that many students may fair better if they took an alternative route to a degree; a more cost effective model that enables learners...
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In response to the publication of the OfS regulatory framework, David Hughes, Chief Executive of the Assoiation of Colleges, said:  “The publication of the OfS regulatory framework is an important step in the reform programme this Government is making in HE and I welcome the changes made from the draft on the back of our recommendations....
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Research by The Sutton Trust charity based on data from all students in the UK shows around a quarter of all undergraduates are commuter students. The cost of going to university further away is identified as one of the main reasons for choosing to be a commuter student. Sir Peter Lampl, chairman of the Sutton Trust, said:...
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http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/59041300-32b4-4bed-b6c3-ce7d02982105 An interesting and enlightening discussion with thought-provoking contributions from a diverse group of representatives from FE and HE organisations. Alice Barnard of the Edge Foundation provided a great deal of constructive commentary regarding the wider issues facing the sector as well as observations about its future and actions that could and should be considered...
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Qualifi Awarding Organisation awaits with interest the outcome of the next stage of the Education Committee inquiry into value for money in higher education. With just 35% of respondents believing their HE experience represented “good” or “very good” value for money and the number of students saying their university was “poor” or “very poor” value...
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Full article here – http://www.bbc.com/news/education-43106736 Extracts below Mrs May, announcing the year-long review of student finance and university funding, will warn that the system has failed to deliver sufficient competition on price – with almost all courses being charged at the maximum £9,250 per year. Education Secretary Damian Hinds said he wants “more variety” in the...
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In response to the Prime Minister’s announcement on the education and funding review, David Hughes, Chief Executive of the Association of Colleges, said: “The growth in higher education numbers and the widened access has almost exclusively been for young people taking traditional three-year undergraduate degrees. Colleges play an important part in helping young people access these...
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The economics professor Bryan Caplan raises an important question in a controversial new book, The Case Against Education. How much of the benefits of a degree comes from the skills you acquire in studying for it? And how much from the piece of paper at the end – what your degree certificate signals to employers about...
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European universities are increasing English-speaking courses to prepare for an influx of students who could seek alternatives to the UK as a result of Brexit, a new study suggests.  The total number of English-taught programmes in universities on the continent has risen by 13 percent in the last year. Ray Brogden, COO of Qualifi would like...
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Full article here – https://www.tes.com/news/further-education/breaking-views/he-and-fe-should-not-be-rivals Jason Goodyear, CEO of Qualifi Awarding Organisation commented that Stephen Howlett’s comments in the article above (extracts below) resonate with the work of Qualifi. As an Ofqual regulated Awarding Organisation, Qualifi provides colleges of FE an opportunity to offer their students qualifications from level 2 to level 8 inclusive. Qualifications...
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