Today is A level results day and we are congratulating all those who worked hard for their grades. We also look at higher education and sugar in schools.
At the start of the month, new powers were announced for the universities regulating body the Office for Students. The newly appointed Universities Minister Jo Johnson took this chance to outline his ambition for all students to receive a high-quality education and receive value for money at university.
The department continue to ensure our world class universities have the necessary support to continue with important research and teaching, recognising the important contribution of universities to research, innovation and working with business.
We have established a new national programme, backed by up to £2m funding, to help local areas protect young people from being taken advantage of by criminals or ‘county lines’ gangs.
We have confirmed that the maximum tuition fees for full-time and part time undergraduate courses will remain at 2019/20 levels of £9,250 for a standard full-time course. In addition to this, maximum undergraduate loans for living costs will increase by forecast inflation, as will disabled students’ allowances for undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Technologies like AI and automation are transforming the way we live and work and bringing huge benefits to our economy, but it also means that jobs are evolving and some roles will soon become a thing of the past.
Today’s Education in the Media blog looks at newly released statistics on apprenticeships and university applications.
Today’s Education in the Media blog looks at the disparity in outcomes for graduates at different institutions studying the same course. The blog also discusses the inaugural National Relationship and Sex Education day and HEPI’s report on free speech in …
As the Prime Minister said at the launch event for the panel’s report this morning, this government is dedicated to making higher education accessible to everyone and we have welcomed the work of the panel.
The opportunity to study at university should be open to anyone with the talent and potential to benefit from higher education. With students and taxpayers sharing the cost of higher education it’s right that we challenge those institutions which could appear to be more focused on ‘getting bums on seats’ than getting students into high quality courses worth paying for.