Monthly Archives: July 2015

Top-five practical tips for parents when planning for their child’s future university education, tuition fees, and cost of living expenses

Of the 5,550 parents from 16 countries and territories across the globe – who were surveyed by HSBC into the value of education – more than 70 per cent said they believe university is unaffordable for most people.












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More than 50 pupils are being suspended from schools across England each day, new Department for Education figures show

More than fifty pupils are being suspended each day from schools across England for assaulting their teachers, a new government report reveals.












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Independent Commission on Fees urges Office for Budget Responsibility to investigate whether student loans system is ‘value for money’

The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) is being urged to launch an investigation into the current student loan system to find out whether it provides value for money for both students and taxpayers.












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Student gender gap in UK universities growing at an ‘inexorable’ rate, says latest Independent Commission on Fees report

The gender gap in UK universities is growing at an ‘inexorable’ rate, according to a new report, as more young women continue to be accepted over men.












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Tuition fees: UK universities set to charge £10,000 by end of the decade, says major report

UK universities are set to charge £10,000 a year for student fees by the end of the decade, according to a newly-published major report.












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Offer schools a discount on exam fees for producing markers for GCSEs and A-levels, says headteacher leader

Schools should be offered a discount on exam fees for producing markers for GCSEs and A-levels, a headteachers’ leader has said.












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University of South Wales enrolment to London ‘campus’ cancelled after difficulty attracting international students

A Welsh university has been forced to pull the plug on a plan to enrol students to a London “campus” because it could not attract international students.












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University of South Wales’ London campus closes with no students after one year – at a cost of £750,000 to the taxpayer, say reports

A university in London has been forced to close its doors after just one year – because no students signed up to study for courses.












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Harris Academy Upper Norwood in Croydon gets ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rating after banning ‘urban slang words’ in school

A school in Croydon has turned-around its academic reputation for the better after it banned the use of all ‘urban slang words’ almost two years ago.












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Universities are failing to tackle sexist and homophobic ‘lad culture’, says NUS

“Lad culture” that can result in sexual harassment is being allowed to fester at British universities because of a lack of action by institutions, the National Union of Students (NUS) has warned.












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