Do teachers need to teach university lecturers?

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Some of the country’s most elite private schools are receiving complaints from their students who’ve gone on to university about the standard of teaching they experience in their first year of higher education. The issue was raised by the schools’ heads at the recent annual meeting of the Headmasters and Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC). The heads... Read more »

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Chilly university prospects in rural areas

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In this world of constant connectivity and good road and transport systems, should it matter where you live if you want to go to university? Evidently, it does. A recent Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) study of how many university places are available around England shows provision is still concentrated on the cities... Read more »

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It’s time to focus on Apprenticeships

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The big drive in education policy over the last decade or so, under whichever government one chooses, seems to have been to keep young people in education. Many moons ago, Tony Blair’s Labour government famously spoke of wanting 50% of youngsters to go on to university – and in 2011/12, almost 50% of school leavers... Read more »

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