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Changing the guard at the Department for Education

Major changes in the education leadership of the government in England were part of a ‘mid-term’ reshuffle last week that appears to be a clear out in preparation for an election that might be earlier than May 2024.  The signs…

2021 Examinations: From gold standard to fool’s gold

Earlier today saw the release of the examination results that determine university entrance for students across the UK. These are A-levels in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and Highers and Advanced Highers in Scotland. Those in Scotland and Wales were…

Levelling up: True Blue or just a bit faded?

Prime Minister Boris Johnson attempted to expound on his ‘levelling up’ policies in Coventry yesterday to very mixed reception. It came out as confused and lacking in any clear detailed policy to such an extent that most observers reacted with…

Student futures in a divided society

Will time run out for students looking to the technology of the future for equality? Submissions to the recently launched University Partnerships Programme  UPP Foundation ‘Students Futures Commission’ closed today and they promise a fresh look at what the future…

Focus on education in Scotland: It’s a lang road

Recent days have seen more important reports on the state of education in Scotland for the newly elected administration to consider. The old Scottish saying ‘It’s a lang road that’s no goat a turnin’ should apply when planning for a…

The student experience 2020/21: Behind the headlines

How are student finances bearing up? With the Euro 2020 Championship currently in full swing across Europe after a year’s delay, we are entering an inevitable new wave of COVID-19 as another Coronavirus variant circulates. Getting the virus under control…