Education News

Open Access Government highlights the latest education news in the UK. Analysis of schools, colleges, universities, further and higher education and teaching is also available.

We have articles on special needs in education and the growing understanding of child mental health. Articles are also available concerning university fees and policy changes within higher education. Popular topics such as Women’s place in STEM subjects and the growth and importance of the digital transformation in education.

You will also be able to find articles on teachers experiences and the increase in apprenticeships across the UK within this category.

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Agile awareness: Creating an essential baseline

Creating more agile organisations requires a level playing field, so what can the public sector gain from new approaches in higher education? Kim Whitmore from the Agile Business Consortium explains more.
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UK universities lead in tech adoption to empower off-campus learning

UK universities are leading the charge in technology adoption to extend the off-campus learning experience, according to new research by Citrix.
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Why industry standards are vital to the success of digital apprenticeships

Graham Hunter, VP Skills Certifications, EMEA, CompTIA, highlights the benefits of digital apprenticeships and why organisations offering the schemes should be benchmarked against industry standards to ensure the success of apprenticeships.
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Pharmacy education set to thrive at Swansea University

Swansea University is taking action to build on the increasingly important role of the pharmacist in healthcare by developing its new pharmacy degree.
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Laying the foundations for a successful degree apprenticeship programme

Alasdair Poole, Apprenticeships Manager at Ashridge Executive Education details the importance of laying the foundations for a successful degree apprenticeship programme.

Why digital transformation in education matters

Peter Richardson, Senior Marketing Manager PFU (EMEA), explains why digital transformation in education plays a crucial role.
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Achieving excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education

Here, we examine the mission of the National Science Foundation’s Directorate of Education and Human Resources to achieve excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education.
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Why higher apprenticeships are critical to business

Tristram Hooley, Chief Research Officer, Institute of Student Employers explains precisely why higher apprenticeships are critical to business.
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Should the UK be investing more in its financial literacy problem?

New research reveals that one in three of us can’t figure out the correct change from a typical ‘big shop'. This poses the question as to whether the UK should be investing in its financial literacy problem.
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Research reveals UK students are struggling with degree stress

The 2019 NatWest Student Living Index revealed that close to half of all UK students feel extremely stressed by their degree studies.
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AI in education: A white elephant trampling over evidence?

Dan Sandhu, CEO of Sparx argues that government is being blinkered in its approach to AI in education. When it comes to AI’s impact in classrooms, educators are suffering from a lack of evidence and an over-reliance of self-appointed AI ‘experts’.
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How is AI transforming the education sector?

Daniel Pitchford, Co-founder, AI Business, discusses how AI and technology are transforming the education sector, in this article.
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The DREAM STEM Project at North Carolina Central University: Retaining talent

Caesar R. Jackson, Professor of Physics explores the DREAM STEM Project at North Carolina Central University, which includes retaining science, technology, engineering and mathematics talent in the U.S.
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Government welcomes more pupils studying science subjects

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has said the increase in pupils taking science subjects at A level will equip this generation with the skills the country needs.
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Education Secretary wishes pupils good luck with A level results

Gavin Williamson says every young person should feel proud of their achievements, as over 200,000 pupils collect their A level results this morning.
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British parents paid out £20.5 million in grade bribes in 2018

An online tutoring agency has surveyed more than 2,000 parents to find out how many children are offered grade bribes to do well in their academic exams.
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Labour announces shake up of higher education admissions system

Ahead of A-Level results day tomorrow, Labour has today (Wednesday 14 August) announced plans to radically reform the higher education admissions system.
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Chevening Scholarship applications open until 5 November 2019

Applications for Chevening Scholarships to study in the UK are open between 5 August and 5 November 2019, with applications to be submitted here.
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A-level results: “Talent not tests” is the gold standard for today’s employers

A staggering 86% of young people experience high levels of stress in the countdown to A-level results, according to a new survey from Arden University.
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Interactive-engagement methods in education: Can we teach students to think like scientists while learning...

Eugenia Etkina, Distinguished Professor of Science Education at Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, argues that interactive-engagement methods lead to better learning gains than traditional transmission-mode methods and discusses fundamental differences between various interactive engagement.

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