There is ample evidence for the benefits of state investment in tertiary education
Higher qualifications contribute more to the economy as a whole
Offenders who take prison education are three times less likely to reoffend than those who do not. It is estimated that investment in prison education could reduce the total cost of reoffending by 25%.
Figures on the UK’s youth unemployment paint a worrying picture and policy makers across Europe increasingly stress the importance of high quality vocational education.
The UK now has some of the highest tuition fees in the world.
Research from Professor Robin Simmons which recommends the introduction of a Youth Resolution to encourage best practice in supporting young people.
In-depth polling of 1,000 young people not in employment, education or training (NEET). Despite the vast majority saying they want to work or find training, a third fear they will never get a job.
Government research demonstrates the positive impact of further education to the individual and the wider benefits to the economy and society. Research report from the Greater Manchester Colleges Group.
UCU argues that Improved funding for further and higher education, and for research and development, is essential if the UK is to prosper as an economy and society.
Universities UK argues that strong universities create jobs, attract investment, and are essential to the future competitiveness of the UK.
Looking at the impact of tuition fees on access to higher education.
Secures our economic future; make ours a civilised society; promotes active citizenship; enables people to play a full part in their community; strengthens the family, the neighbourhood and the nation. Colleges and universities in the UK collectively work towards these aims for both young people and adults.
The argument for investment in education is evidenced by a significant body of research which highlights the benefits of education.
What schools and colleges and the government can do to tackle social mobility
This study explored the impact of WEA targeted mental health community learning on the students who took part, based on five student discussion groups and informal interviews with WEA tutors and staff.
Our conference, 'The Big Idea: how can the next government boost growth and opportunity?', saw a range of high profile speakers put forward their top three ‘big ideas’ for how the next government can boost growth and opportunity in the UK.
A number of organisations have added their voices to calls for the government to rethink plans to slash funding for 18 year-olds studying in further education colleges from next year.
Government research demonstrates the positive impacy of higher education on the economy.
Looking at today’s study which shows a third of young people not in education, employment or training (NEETs) fear they will never get a job, Professor Robin Simmons, an expert in the NEET phenomenon from the University of Huddersfield, argues that decent advice and guidance for young people is needed, as well as employment and education opportunities.
A report this week that compared international education systems and one from UK bosses painted a gloomy picture about UK education. UCU president Simon Renton says we need to invest if we are to solve our problems.
Making the case for investment in postgraduate educationn and realising its benefits
An example of how you can use the materials produced by the Knowledge Economy campaign to support local campaigning in your community.
During Adult Learners' Week, Angela Nartey celebrates lifelong learning and makes the case proper investment.
Phil Baty, editor of Times Higher Education World University Rankings, warns that UK universities risk falling behind their international counterparts and that cold hard cash is needed if we are to remain a key player on the global stage.
Anita Meldrum argues that education and learning are not options; they are essential requirements to being able to maintain work in the future.