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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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Home Office bans 60 universities and colleges from enrolling international students in ‘emergency’ clampdown

The Home Office has banned 60 universities and colleges across the country from taking-on any more international students in an unprecedented clampdown.










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Higher education think-tank director criticises Home Office for ‘trying to reduce the number of international students’

The director of a major higher education think-thank has said the battle over student migration “has been going on for too long” – after a new survey has shown how a majority of UK students think the presence of international students improves the quality of education.










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Exams office staff affected by burn-out over reforms

School and college staff responsible for running GCSE and A-level exams could quit their jobs in large numbers because of burn-out linked to the constant upheaval in the system, a new report warns.









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Stand up at office ‘to lose fat’

Office workers trapped behind their desks all day should push away their chairs and work standing up, recommends an exercise scientist.
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Home Office suspends university’s licence to recruit foreign students

One of the most popular universities in England among international students has had its licence to recruit from overseas suspended by immigration officials. London Metropolitan University announced it had been suspended from the UK Border Agency’s list of “highly trusted sponsors” while it worked to “clarify issues” over its handling of students from outside the European Union.




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VIDEO: Twigg on Labour’s mistakes in office

Shadow Education Secretary Stephen Twigg says Labour made a mistake in not putting enough emphasis on the 50% of young people who do not plan to go to university.
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Home Office and business department do battle over overseas students

Government ambitions to dramatically expand the number of private colleges risk being defeated by an overzealous Home Office crackdown on immigration.




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