A row has erupted over claims that a letter sent to over 300 Catholic state schools urged against gay marriage and may have led to some students being encouraged to sign an online petition.
A shocking new statistic reveals that the number of teachers in England’s state schools plummeted by 10,000 within a single year. We look into the reasons why.
The government has announced plans to abandon the early loan repayment penalties which had initially formed part of its new tuition fees scheme. We reveal the political horse-trading behind the decision.
A group of Conservative MPs has voted to prevent Les Ebdon, chair of the Million+ university think tank and tuition fees critic, from becoming director of the Office for Fair Access to Education. The implications for higher education policy are extremely disturbing.
Cambridge Defend Education has divided opinion with its tuition fees protests, its occupations and its interruption of a speech by Universities Minister David Willetts. With respected Cambridge professors stepping into the ring, we look at the arguments both for and against the controversial group.
More bad news for university admissions this week, as last-minute tuition fees changes throw applicants into turmoil. Those who have already applied miss out on the chance to take advantage of lowered fees at 25 universities, while worrying evidence suggests that the lowered fees are a direct result of withdrawn bursary and scholarship funding.
As the university applications period progresses, the number of students applying for higher education courses continues to fall dramatically compared to this time last year. The government continues to make excuses, but the opposition has stepped forward with a bold new promise for higher education.
A dramatic confrontation took place at Cambridge University this week, where anti-tuition fees protesters confronted Universities Minister David Willetts during an organised lecture and forced him to leave the stage, abandoning his speech.
As the tuition fees furore rages on and early figures indicate plunging numbers of university applicants, David Willetts has given an interview desperately attempting to defend his tuition fees policy. The results are far from convincing.