Why education matters

Anita Meldrum argues that education and learning are not options; they are essential requirements to being able to maintain work in the future.

Union makes case for education investment

In its spending review submission, the University and College Union makes the case for greater investment in education and calls for an increase in spending on Research and Development, which, despite innovation being a key driver of productivity growth and in turn economic growth, is currently lower as a proportion of GDP than the OECD average,

UNICEF report reveals a generation of UK teens ignored by government

A new UNICEF report has put the UK in 16th position in a league table of child well-being in the world’s richest countries and shows that cuts to services for young people are having a negative effect.

UCU says budget is a missed opportunity to put the next generation first

Chancellor George Osborne says education is key long-term policy, but he fails to back warm words with investment.

Social Market Foundation

Economic rebalancing to be thwarted by 40,000 annual science graduate shortfall and immigration clampdown

The Government’s aim to rebalance the economy away from financial services is inconceivable due to a 40,000 per year shortage of home-grown graduates in the science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) sectors, a think tank has revealed

UK universities continue to slip down international league table

The number of UK universities in the world’s top 100 based has fallen for a second successive year, according to new reputation-based rankings released by Times Higher Education.

MPs’ fury over government ignoring expert advice on immigration

Damning report says government failed to take account of recent developments, must think again and change course

Qualifications survey shows huge disparity in educational achievement

Britain’s cities are blighted by hotspots of educational under-achievement where a high percentage of residents have no qualifications

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