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£30 million for new special educational needs champions

Comments Off | 01-7-2014

New £30 million fund for more than 1,800 independent supporters to help parents navigate the new special educational needs process.
More than 1,800 champions will be on hand from this September to help parents navigate the new special educational needs process following a £30 million funding boost, announced today by Children and Families Minister Edward Timpson.
The

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New links between UK and China universities

Comments Off | 12-6-2013

Universities in the UK and China have announced a series of new partnerships, expanding the opportunities for students to learn overseas.
David Willetts, the Universities Minister, revealed the new initiatives during the biggest ever trade mission to China this week.
Globally the education market is worth $4.5 trillion (£2.75 trillion) annually. The government is supporting UK universities

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£800 million to help UK students study overseas

Comments Off | 11-15-2013

Thousands of UK students will be helped to study overseas thanks to the new EU programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport, Universities Minister David Willetts announced today (14 November 2013).
The 2014-20 Erasmus+     programme is designed to double the number of people in the EU benefiting from opportunities abroad.
Funded by the European Commission, and bringing

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More detail on special educational needs reforms

Comments Off | 10-5-2013

A consultation with more detail on plans to overhaul the special educational needs (SEN) system has been published.
Today the government has published a consultation giving more details of plans to overhaul the special educational needs system to ensure that all children and young people with SEN receive the extra assistance they need.
Alongside draft regulations, the

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Changes benefitting global businesses and international students

Comments Off | 09-7-2013

New changes give greater flexibility to business visitors and allow international students to take up corporate internships after graduation.
The Home Office has announced changes to the immigration rules today which will benefit businesses, international students and skilled workers. The changes to the business visitor route will allow employees to undertake corporate training in the UK

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£100 million fund to boost university and private collaboration – open for bids

Comments Off | 05-12-2012

A new £100 million investment fund to support research partnerships between universities, businesses, charities and philanthropic donors will open for bids on Monday, Universities and Science Minister David Willetts will announce today.
The Research Partnership Investment Fund will be open to UK universities for investment in long-term capital projects that leverage in significant private funding. Universities

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Report recommends measures to support and increase outward UK student mobility

Comments Off | 05-4-2012

A range of ways to help students gain vital international experience from overseas study and work placements was set out today in a report commissioned by Universities and Science Minister David Willetts.
The report by Professor Colin Riordan, Chair of the UK HE International Unit, looks at the incentives and obstacles to students studying and working

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More university places to be freed up

Comments Off | 04-28-2012

Changes announced today to the allocation of university places increase the focus on putting students at the heart of system.
• Uncapped recruitment for high achieving students will be further eased in 2013/14. The A-level threshold will lower from AAB+ to ABB+.
• A further 5,000 places will be allocated through a competitive core and margin to

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Government appoints Frank McLoughlin CBE as Chair of Commission on Adult Vocational Learning

Comments Off | 03-1-2012

Skills Minister John Hayes today announced that Frank McLoughlin CBE, Principal of City and Islington College, will chair the independent Commission on adult education and vocational pedagogy.
As announced by the Government in New Challenges, New Chances last December, the Commission will have the aim of improving adult vocational education; setting out recommendations to ensure that

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Minister welcomes enterprising students from Blackpool to Parliament

Comments Off | 03-1-2012

A group of enterprising teenagers enjoyed a visit to Parliament today with Business and Enterprise Minister Mark Prisk. The team from St George’s school in Blackpool won the Premier League’s Enterprise Challenge.
The team had to come up with an idea to enhance the match day experience of supporters at a Premier League football match. Their

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