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Universities expecting fee cut to £7,500

Image copyright Getty Images Education Secretary Damian Hinds has told England’s universities not to “scaremonger” over their finances, ahead of a review which is expected to call for a cut in tuition fees. There have been warnings that lowering the fees to £7,500 per year could put some at risk of going bust. But Mr […]

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Pupils disrupted by building delay

Image caption Building delays mean pupils will be bussed ten miles away for the first two weeks of term Children due to start at a new school in September will be bussed to another site nearly 10 miles away for the first two weeks as the building will not be ready. The Katherine Warington School […]

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University counselling services ‘inundated by stressed academics’

Image copyright Getty Images Stressed out academics are inundating university counselling services as they grapple with heavy workloads and oppressive management, a report says. Referrals to such services had risen by three-quarters between 2009 and 2015, the study for the Higher Education Policy Institute indicated. Author Dr Liz Morrish said academics were facing unmanageable workloads […]

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Emeli Sande named as Sunderland University chancellor

Image copyright Jason RichardsonImage caption Vice-chancellor Sir David Bell said Emeli Sande “breaks the mould of university chancellors” Sunderland-born Emeli Sande has been named as the new chancellor of the city’s university. The multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter will follow in the footsteps of Olympian Steve Cram, who is stepping down after 11 years in the role. […]

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Further education college faces insolvency

Image caption Hadlow College was brought back from the brink of closure in 2002 A struggling college has requested to be put into educational administration, in the first application of its kind. The Hadlow Group, which runs Hadlow College in Kent, is being investigated over financial irregularities. If the request is granted next week, the […]

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Careers lessons push up GCSE grades

Image copyright Getty Images Teenagers taught about the world of work are more motivated to get higher GCSE results, say researchers. A careers charity study found pupils who heard directly from employers about the realities of getting a job went on to get better grades. It also seemed to provide the incentive for increased revision. […]

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Voices of children overlooked in family courts, says ex-head

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionOne mother describes how her abusive ex-partner was granted unsupervised access to their children by the family courts Family courts in England and Wales are not properly accommodating children’s voices and needs because the government has suggested “it would all cost too much”, their former head has […]

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Poverty tightens grip on poorest children, research says

Image copyright Getty Images Child poverty is tightening its grip on Britain’s poorest families, research suggests. About two-thirds of children are living in poverty-hit families in pockets of some large cities, the study for End Child Poverty Coalition estimates. More than half of children in over 200 wards are below the poverty line, statistical analysis […]

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Inequality driving ‘deaths of despair’

Image copyright Getty Images Widening inequalities in pay, health and opportunities in the UK are undermining trust in democracy, says an Institute for Fiscal Studies report. The think tank warns of runaway incomes for high earners but rises in “deaths of despair”, such as from addiction and suicide, among the poorest. It warns of risks […]