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What are the Office for Students’ priorities? – the Staffroom

9th April 2018

In a recent blog post the Chief Executive of the Office for Students Nicola Dandridge aimed to communicate what the OfS will do all it can to protect students and their interests. There has been a fair amount of news coverage of the Office for Students over the last few months, but from the 3rd April 2018…

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Special Offer – Get 50% off our annual membership until the end of April – the Staffroom

4th April 2018

For anyone who is serious about their CPD the Staffroom are offering you 50% off our annual membership until the end of April, with the following code: sta55r00m2018 Please visit the Staffroom and start saving money now!

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Special Offer – Get 50% off our annual membership until the end of April – the Staffroom

2nd April 2018

The team at The Staffroom hope you’re having a lovely long Easter break. For our special Easter treat we are offering you 50% off our annual membership until the end of April, with the following code: sta55r00m2018 Please visit http://www.thestaffroom.com/ and start saving money now!

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The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in the United Kingdom – the Staffroom

31st March 2018

Bridging the gender gap in the United Kingdom could increase GDP by billions of pounds over the next decade and add 840,000 female employees to the workforce. Moving toward gender equality is not only a moral and social issue; it is also important to future economic growth in the United Kingdom. A new report from the McKinsey Global…

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Call for Evidence opens for review of post-18 education – the Staffroom

27th March 2018

The independent panel supporting the Government’s Review of Post-18 Education and Funding invites views to inform its work. The independent panel appointed to inform the Government’s Review of Post-18 Education and Funding has recently launched a call for evidence. This  important call for evidence first which came from the panel set up to do the thinking for…

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New research shines spotlight on student perceptions of value for money – the Staffroom

23rd March 2018

Major new research exploring student perceptions of value for money has been published today by the Office for Students. The report, produced by a consortium of student unions and students, reveals details of a survey of more than 6,000 current students, recent graduates and school leavers. Key findings of the report show that: 38% of students believe…

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The Lost Part-Timers – Sutton Trust Report – the Staffroom

20th March 2018

The Sutton Trust has recently issued a new report about part-time undergraduated study. As an important vehicle for social mobility, offering an opportunity for those whose work or family responsibilities make full-time study impractical and providing a ‘second chance’ for mature students who may not have followed the traditional route in school this is an…

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Universities to be rated by subject quality – the Staffroom

14th March 2018

Sam Gyimah has announced subject-level Teaching Excellence Framework  in value-for-money drive for students where teaching excellence will be rewarded and poor quality teaching exposed under a new rating system for English universities. In a global first, Universities Minister Sam Gyimah has launched a new tool that will rate universities either gold, silver or bronze by subject…

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The first Spring Statement: no surprises sprung? – the Staffroom

13th March 2018

Today Tuesday 13 March the Chancellor Phillip Hammond will present the first Spring Statement to Parliament. While he has reserved the right to announce new measures in the Spring Statement “if the economic circumstances require it” these are not expected. If this is kept to – in this and future years – then Mr Hammond…

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Higher Education Financing – lessons from the past, options for the future – the Staffroom

8th March 2018

Theresa May recently announced the Government’s long-anticipated review into post-18 education and funding, pledging to make the system fairer and create a tertiary education system that works for all young people. Importantly, the remit of the review is not limited to just University-based higher education but covers the entire post-18 system, including the full range of further…

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