Devastating Disruption: Technical Qualifications Delayed in England Causing Concern for Students and Colleges
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Devastating Disruption: Technical Qualifications Delayed in England Causing Concern for Students and Colleges

The Department for Education (DfE) has caused massive disruption by announcing that the launch of three T-levels – hairdressing, barbering and beauty therapy; craft and design; and media, broadcast and production – will be delayed until 2024. The T-levels were due to be rolled out in England in September and had been planned for the…

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…

Revitalizing Language Learning in England: UCL’s £15m Programme to Empower Disadvantaged Students and Prepare the Next Generation for Global Success

Revitalizing Language Learning in England: UCL’s £15m Programme to Empower Disadvantaged Students and Prepare the Next Generation for Global Success

Finally! The UK government is taking action to tackle the alarming decline in the number of pupils taking foreign languages at GCSE and A-level. This is great news, and it’s about time that this issue was given the attention it deserves. I am thrilled to hear that the Department of Education has awarded a contract…

Betrayal of Trust: England’s Face Covering Mandate for School Children Based on Politics, Not Science
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Betrayal of Trust: England’s Face Covering Mandate for School Children Based on Politics, Not Science

It is an outrage that secondary school children in England were forced to wear face coverings not because of scientific evidence, but because of a fear of a row with Scotland over Covid. The leaked WhatsApp messages suggest that England’s chief medical officer was ambivalent about the measure, yet ministers in England still came under…

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…

Embracing the Future: ChatGPT Empowers Students to Excel in Essay Writing and Beyond

Embracing the Future: ChatGPT Empowers Students to Excel in Essay Writing and Beyond

Have you heard the amazing news? The International Baccalaureate has announced that schoolchildren can now use ChatGPT in their essays! This incredible chatbot, which has taken the world by storm since its release in November, can produce plausible responses to text prompts, including requests to write essays. While some teachers and academics may be alarmed…

The Shocking State of England’s School Buildings: A Failure of Government Responsibility

The Shocking State of England’s School Buildings: A Failure of Government Responsibility

It is an absolute outrage that 39 state schools in England have been forced to close in the last three years due to unsafe buildings. What kind of message does this send to our children? That their education and safety are not a priority for the government? It is simply unacceptable. And it’s not just…

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…