Unjust Barrier: How Lack of Guarantor Services is Preventing UK Care Leavers from Accessing University Accommodation
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Unjust Barrier: How Lack of Guarantor Services is Preventing UK Care Leavers from Accessing University Accommodation

The struggles faced by students in finding affordable and secure accommodation are nothing new. But for students who have grown up in care or are estranged from their families, finding somewhere to live during their university years can be an insurmountable challenge. The reason? Most universities and private rented accommodations require a guarantor to secure…

Urgent Action Needed: Huge Amount of Pupil Absence in England’s Schools on Fridays Following Shift in Attitudes Post-Covid

Urgent Action Needed: Huge Amount of Pupil Absence in England’s Schools on Fridays Following Shift in Attitudes Post-Covid

The situation in England’s schools is dire, and we must act now. Dame Rachel de Souza, the children’s commissioner for England, has warned MPs that persistent absence from schools is one of the issues of our age. The problem is so severe that it requires a razor sharp focus from everyone involved in education. Post-Covid,…

Struggling to Balance Work and Study: The Harsh Reality for University Students in England

Struggling to Balance Work and Study: The Harsh Reality for University Students in England

Are you tired of feeling like you’re drowning in debt while trying to pursue higher education? You’re not alone. University students across England are struggling to make ends meet and keep up with their studies, according to a recent poll commissioned by the Sutton Trust and BBC News. Heidi Parker, a 20-year-old criminology and psychology…

Injustice in Education: Teachers Strike for Fair Pay and Respect from Government.

Injustice in Education: Teachers Strike for Fair Pay and Respect from Government.

The injustice of the current pay dispute between the National Education Union (NEU) and the government has reached a boiling point, leading to tens of thousands of teachers striking across England and Scotland. It’s time to take a stand against the neglect and disregard shown towards our educators, who have been tirelessly working to provide…

Government’s Disgraceful Pay Proposal Leaves Public Sector Workers Demoralised
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Government’s Disgraceful Pay Proposal Leaves Public Sector Workers Demoralised

This is outrageous! The government has once again failed to show any real appreciation for the tireless work of our public sector workers. Millions of dedicated teachers, nurses, doctors, dentists, police officers, and judges across England have been offered a measly 3.5% pay increase that doesn’t even match the rate of inflation. What’s worse is…

An Analysis of the Relationship between Exam Results and Ofsted’s Ratings
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An Analysis of the Relationship between Exam Results and Ofsted’s Ratings

The new Ofsted framework, introduced in 2019, promised to focus more on what schools were teaching students rather than just exam results. However, recent inspection ratings seem to contradict this shift, with schools achieving lower than expected results being rated ‘outstanding’ while those with higher results losing their top grade. The cancellation of exams during…

Cost-of-Living Crisis Could Lead to Rise in University Dropout Rates, Warns Universities UK Chief
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Cost-of-Living Crisis Could Lead to Rise in University Dropout Rates, Warns Universities UK Chief

The chief executive of Universities UK (UUK), Vivienne Stern, has warned that dropout rates among students could rise as a result of the cost-of-living crisis. Stern stated that it would be a “tragedy” if students felt they had to quit their higher education courses because they were unable to afford to make ends meet while…

UK Government Announces Additional Funding for Disadvantaged Students, But Critics Say It’s Not Enough
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UK Government Announces Additional Funding for Disadvantaged Students, But Critics Say It’s Not Enough

The UK’s Department for Education (DfE) announced on Wednesday that an additional £15 million in funding will be provided to universities this year to help ease the cost of living for disadvantaged students. Additionally, tuition fees for degrees in England will be frozen at a maximum of £9,250 for the next two years and the…