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Key Stage 1 tests to be removed under new reception class check-ups

Almost 10,000 schools sign up to pilot the Reception Baseline Assessment – the 20-minute check that will mean Key Stage 1 tests are removed.
modern working world

How valuable are exams to employers?

With 81% of students admitting to feeling pressure to finding a job within six months of graduating, Fresh Student Living has looked at how valuable exams are to employers in the modern working world.
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AgileDS for government and students

University of Hull and Evoco use the Agile Business Consortium’s AgileDS™ approach to give graduates the opportunity to develop and grow their skills for government and private sector.
students’ data

How can schools and universities ensure their students’ data is safe online?

Justin Ellis, Senior Data Centre Specialist at Comms Express advises how schools and universities can ensure that their students' data is safe online by following these measures.
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Students felt pressured to go to university by school teachers

New research looking into the benefit of apprenticeships has revealed that 64% of Britons felt pressured to go to university by teachers whilst they were at school, and a further 41% felt pressured by their parents.
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Fashion design scholarship for BAME students

An online marketplace is offering a fashion designer from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background a £2,000 scholarship and free manufacturing of their design, to address the diversity issue within the industry.
student experience, WiFi

How WiFi is transforming the student experience

Will Evans, Director at Performance Networks discusses how WiFi is transforming the student experience and delves into mental health, collaboration, concentration and how it's helping "luxury of choice."
education and careers

Teenagers unsure of where their education and careers are heading

New research has revealed that almost a third of British teenagers are worried that the next few years of their education may be a ‘waste of time’ and are unsure as to where their education and careers are heading.
subsidising

Parents subsidising children at university by over £400 a month

New research has revealed that over one in five parents (21%) are subsiding their children’s studies at university by over £400 a month, with over half (55%) giving over £200 a month.
student debt

Research reveals 83% of graduates will never repay their student debt

Whilst higher education is subsidised by the government through student loans, is it enough to save graduates from student debt, and how has this affected the UK economy?
skills shortages

Addressing skills shortages critical to the future of UK science

The UK must address the increasing number of science skills shortages to maintain its world-leading position for medicines and vaccines research and development, says the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI).
most popular undergraduate courses, UCAS

What are the most popular undergraduate courses of 2018/19?

Figures from UCAS reveal the most popular undergraduate courses of 2018/19, with more than 353,960 UK students accepted to start in 2018.
how schools are assessed, Adoption UK

Adoption experts want rethink on how schools are assessed

Adoption UK and leading education experts are urging a real rethink in how schools are assessed, to reflect the experiences of adopted children.
disabled students

Call for universities to improve support for disabled students

Universities are being urged to boost the number of students with disabilities going into higher education and do more to help them succeed.
primary school

Primary school peer gap continues to narrow 7th year in a row

New data shows the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers is continuing to close.
student mental health

Further intervention needed on student mental health

Higher education representatives have been told to take action on student mental health by the Education Secretary, Damian Hinds
National Apprenticeship Awards

National Apprenticeship Awards: ‘Rising Star’ finalist – Hannah Turner

The National Apprenticeship Awards are a platform for the country’s top apprenticeship employers, apprentices and apprenticeship ambassadors to demonstrate how apprenticeships have transformed their organisation and careers
degree apprenticeship

Sellafield Ltd announce new ‘Project Manager’ degree apprenticeship

Students across the UK are set to benefit from a new Project Manager degree apprenticeship specialising in leadership skills to tackle any industry.
genome / gene expression

Interdisciplinary research: New technologies for studying genomes

The Ebenstein lab for NanoBioPhotonics in Tel Aviv University, Israel, develops new technologies for studying genomes, an aspect of interdisciplinary research that Prof Yuval highlights here.
student loans

More than half of students face running out of money before next loan

Research by Campus Living Villages has shown that more than 50% of students are at risk of running out of money before their next student loan payment.

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