Education Funding

Could A Devolved Regional Approach Be The Magic Bullet To Tackle Social Mobility In The UK?

Dr Franz Buscha | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK
Dr Franz Buscha

The Social Mobility Commission (SMC) recently released a new report examining 20 years of government efforts to tackle social mobility in the UK. Cove...

Where To Now With Education?

Dr Clare Owen | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Clare Owen

Education needs better, fairer funding. It needs stability, not change for its own sake and increased uncertainty. It needs recognition of actual problems and innovative thinking in solving them. This can only happen if channels of communication between all those who have a stake in the education community are kept open. Whoever is in office, we must make sure that the education debate continues.

Voting For Education

Dr Clare Owen | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Clare Owen

The Conservative Manifesto makes reference to the intake of selective schools, but not to the end result of their re-introduction: a two-tier education system within which different children have access to different opportunities, not the 'Great Meritocracy' claimed. For this election, let's remember what the real problems facing education are and focus on what needs to happen to deliver an education system fit for the 21st century to every child.

The Cost Of Education

Dr Clare Owen | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK
Dr Clare Owen

How much further can we go before we are forced to admit that continuously saving money could mean we have to rescue education? The conversation must continue, but its focus needs to change. Let's stop talking about cuts and start talking about investment.

A Conservative Vision: No Teachers, No Money

Bansi Kara | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK Politics
Bansi Kara

It takes a brave government to step in and deal with the burgeoning issue of teacher recruitment and challenges to education funding. I look at this Conservative government and I am not sure they are up to that task.

Government Needs to Decide if Skills Funding Really is a Priority

Dr Julie Mills | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK
Dr Julie Mills

Why should a skilled engineer come to work for us to teach when we can't pay them anything like what they would earn working in industry? Would you do it?

Inequality: Let's Get Creative

Thomas Kemp | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Kemp

Inequality is everywhere at the moment. Scarcely a day goes by without a new take on an age-old story. Inevitably, much of this has focused around money - the super rich, multinationals, bonuses, the wage gap, housing, Swiss bank accounts, tax - all have been under the media spotlight in articles that generate anger and jealousy in equal measure.

Apprenticeships Could be Damaged by Government Changes

Chris Jones | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Jones

The Government has been a big supporter of apprenticeships over the past few years, which is great for young people, business and the economy.

Educating Each Other

Ben Nicholls | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK
Ben Nicholls

Since graduating, I have followed my parents in working exclusively within state education, although unlike them I don't do the really difficult and important job of teaching. Every day I believe more and more (and from a high start-point) in the tremendous value of what the college I work at does, and of the wider system.

Happy 18th Birthday! Good Luck on Your Own

Chris Jones | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Jones

My thoughts are with those who are turning 18 in the next few years. The world is a vastly different place to when I was young, and today's newly 'legal' adults are met with intense challenges, not least of which is simply getting a job.

The £30,000 'University Experience' One Term In

Anna Pitts | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Anna Pitts

With the new government initiative to raise tuition fees for university education to an average of £9,000 per year, opinions among the new intake of 'Freshers' seems to be varied according to a recent survey by the Graduate Recruitment Bureau.

Taught Postgraduates: The Real Squeezed Middle

Alex Bols | Posted 16.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Bols

However, with the UK's long term economic prospects likely to be determined by the skill levels of its workforce, it is high time postgraduate study received some attention.

Universities Plead For More Funding To Compete Internationally

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The UK's top universities have warned they will need more public funding if they are to continue to compete with institutions around the world. The...

Restricting A-levels To Three Will Let Private School Pupils Race Ahead, Warn School Leaders

PA | Posted 22.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A row broke out on Friday over potential changes to education funding amid concerns it could restrict the number of A-levels pupils can take. Minis...

Not So Squeezed Middle

Dave Phoenix | Posted 16.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Dave Phoenix

A few weeks ago, many readers might have seen articles warning of a 'squeezed middle' of English universities, who would struggle to attract the best performing students.

Government Has Reneged On Music For Children Promise, Claims Blunkett

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 17.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The Government is undermining its pledge to give children more access to music education by cutting funding by £16 million, a former Cabinet minister...