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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.
two-year degree

Government boosts choice for students with more two-year degrees

Thousands of students across the country will be handed more choice than ever before, with the expansion of two-year degrees.
exercise at school

Research reveals students are not getting enough exercise at school

More than a third of students (37%) worldwide don’t exercise at school, according to new research by Cambridge International What’s more, girls are less likely than boys to play sport at school, with two in five female students (41%) saying they don’t take part in school sports, versus 28% of...
STEM Inspiration Awards

UK Hydrographic Office receives Highly Commended STEM Inspirational Awards

The UK Hydrographic Office has been awarded Highly Commended STEM Inspiration Awards ahead of National STEM Day, in recognition of their outstanding commitment to encouraging young people into science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers
college improvement

Government launch £15m college improvement fund

Struggling colleges across the country will benefit from a multi-million pound initiative to drive improvements across further education.
education sector

How technology in the classroom is benefiting the education sector

Andy Goff, Director at ONVU learning explains the many benefits of video-assisted technology and how it has positively impacted the education sector.
low-paid work

Falling behind at 18 years old leaves low-paid work as only option for many

Think tank finds learners that fail to get GCSE-equivalent qualifications by 18 years old often fail to recover, with cuts to adult learning meaning they become trapped in low-paid work
graduate employment

Top 20 universities in the UK for graduate employment

The knowledge academy have pulled data from QS Graduate Employability Rankings, to find out which universities in the UK are among the top 20 for graduate employment
skills employees

UK sector vacancies outweigh student enrolments

With continuous demand for skilled employees in some of the country’s highest growth sectors, the UK skills gap is a major and well-publicised crisis that, according to a report by Open University, costs the country more than £2bn a year
education options in the UK

Manufacturing and engineering education options in the UK

Mediaworks, on behalf of Omega Plastics, share their expert views on education options in the UK’s manufacturing and engineering sector.
opticians

The Association of British Dispensing Opticians to launch new national resource centre

The Association of British Dispensing Opticians is launching a new training facility for aspiring opticians, the ABDO National Resource Centre, to gain qualifications and pursue a career in optics 
science lessons

UK schools urged to do more to engage children in science lessons

87% of parents feel children would be more engaged with science lessons if teaching used the most advanced technology
balanced curriculum

Balanced curriculum needed to encourage school leavers into STEM undergraduate courses

IET is today calling for a more balanced curriculum across the nation’s schools to ensure young people have a rounded knowledge and the skills needed to pursue further education and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
MenACWY and MMR vaccines

Freshers urged to get MenACWY and MMR vaccines

Public Health England is urging students to get MenACWY and MMR vaccines before the start of the new college or university year to ensure they're protected against deadly diseases
environmental undergraduate research

Environmental undergraduate research: Creating a generation of citizen scientists one local problem at a...

On environmental undergraduate research, Professors Tom Landerholm and Kelly McDonald discuss their plan to focus all of their students on the research needed for a local river to recover 

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