The conference is addressed by Vince Cable MP

The Big Idea: March 2014

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.

Further education sector unites against government plans to slash funding for 18 year-old students

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.

How higher education boosts productivity and growth

Government research demonstrates the positive impacy of higher education on the economy.

Government report highlights benefits of investing in university

As thousands of A-level students consider their next move, government report says there is room for expansion of higher education

NEETS in 2013

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.

Why we need investment in education, not spending review cuts

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.

Why invest in postgraduate education?

Making the case for investment in postgraduate educationn and realising its benefits

Using Knowledge Economy materials for local campaigning – an example from Leicester

An example of how you can use the materials produced by the Knowledge Economy campaign to support local campaigning in your community.

The case for funding lifelong learning

During Adult Learners’ Week, Angela Nartey celebrates lifelong learning and makes the case proper investment.

What makes a world-class university?

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.

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