Government stops private colleges taking on new students

Government stops private colleges taking on new students With BIS budget under pressure, coalition reverses policy of encouraging growth in the higher education sector.
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Sir Mervyn King marks departure by going for a song on Desert Island Discs

Outgoing Governor of the Bank of England: it’s healthy that students don’t want a City career at a high cost to societyHe steered the Bank of England through the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, but Sir Mervyn King insists that a nine-month stint as a supply teacher in Wolverhampton in 1966 was still […]
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Students turn to gambling and medical trials to fund university

Survey of 2,300 students finds 80% do not have enough money to live on, with one in five turning to gambling to find extra fundsStudents are resorting to high-risk strategies to fund the ever-increasing cost of living, according to a survey by money advice website Save the Student.In an attempt to get hold of extra […]
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Swedish free school operator to close

Sale or closure of 22 JB Education schools after private equity group owner pulls plug serves as warning for UK policy makers One of Sweden’s largest free school operators has announced it will shut down, leaving hundreds of students stranded and raising questions about far the UK should follow the country’s education model. JB Education, […]
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Schools failing to make most of funding for poorer students, says Sutton Trust

Survey finds feedback training receives just 4% of funds, despite being the most cost effective means of assisting pupilsSchools and teachers are overlooking cheap and highly effective ways of using the extra funds from the government’s pupil premium designed to help poorer students, a new survey by the Sutton Trust has found.The trust found that […]
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Best and brightest students put off career in banking, warns Lloyds chief

Chief executive António Horta-Osório talks of concerns as bank announces departure of chairman Win BischoffThe “best and the brightest” students are being put off a career in banking because of the stigma attached to the industry, the boss of Lloyds Banking Group haswarned.As the bailed-out bank announced that its chairman, Sir Win Bischoff, was intending […]
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Summer babies at a disadvantage? It didn’t hurt Obama, Clinton or Napoleon

Studies show children born in summer months have significant disadvantage compared to autumn-born schoolmatesBarack Obama says that he was an unfocused and indifferent student, a “bum” whom his mother scolded for being a loafer, he recalls in his autobiography, Dreams of my Father.By the time he was a law professor at Chicago University however, he […]
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David Willetts, poor students need hard cash, not a silly letter | Barbara Ellen

The universities minister’s plan to encourage bright, disadvantaged pupils is patronising and misses the pointWho wants David Willetts as a pen pal? Don’t all rush at once. The universities minister announced plans for the Department for Education, along with the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, to send high-scoring GCSE pupils a “letter of encouragement”. […]
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No iPod allowed for terror suspect student

Judge rules that British undergraduate of Somali descent who is under a surveillance order can freely associate with fellow studentsA terror suspect who is subject to a surveillance order has won the right to socialise freely with his fellow university students – but has been prevented from using an iPod.The undergraduate, a British citizen of […]
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