Seizing the opportunity to offer more people the chance of success through higher technical education

In the months leading up to the general election being called, the government repeatedly made clear its commitment to developing and enhancing the availability and choice of qualifications for all learners. The Secretary of State for Education Gavin Williamson recently spoke to university vice-chancellors on this matter, highlighting the positive role that universities and apprenticeships …
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Brexit day is here; but where next for the UK’s immigration system?

As the UK's membership of the European Union drew to a close this week, there were some significant announcements on the future of the UK's immigration system. The government announced a new 'global talent' visa to replace the current Tier 1 'exceptional talent' route, while the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) published its recommendations on a potential …
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Embracing the future of learning and teaching

​The higher education sector has done brilliantly well to fast-track the technical support needed for staff and sudents to work and study remotely since the nationwide lock-down began in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Universities have learned a lot from delivering this 'emergency' technology-enabled learning, teaching, and assessment, and will be putting those lessons …
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Funding for adult learners will boost the UK’s economic recovery

In a speech given this week, the prime minister recognised that learning should not end in your teens or twenties. His decision to provide all adults with a fully-funded level 3 course and a lifelong learning entitlement for four years of post-18 education will unlock opportunities for individuals across age groups, geographies and sectors.  Technological advances and the …
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