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16.06.16

50% of top UK graduate employers will cut graduate recruitment if Britain leaves the EU

Half of the leading graduate employers in the UK will reduce their graduate intake if Britain votes to leave the EU, according to a survey of top UK graduate employers by PathMotion, an employer-to-candidate engagement platform. These firms are...

15.06.16

Campaigners launch alternative higher education white paper in Westminster

Education campaigners have launched an alternative white paper in Westminster after the Government’s own white paper received a mixed reaction in May. Launched this week by the Convention for Higher Education (HE) - a team of academic...

14.06.16

Skills minister says Brexit vote could kill off the apprenticeship levy

Skills minister Nick Boles has suggested the incoming apprenticeship levy could be put on ice if the UK votes to leave the EU. The levy was designed to generate funding for 3m apprenticeships, but has faced opposition from business groups i...

14.06.16

Degrees still preferred over apprenticeships in London

Apprenticeships are struggling to compete with university qualifications in London, according to research released today by the business support organisation Interserve. Work-based learning programmes, including apprenticeships, are sufferi...

14.06.16

Privileged students six times more likely to secure places at top UK universities than most disadvantaged peers

Students from the wealthiest areas of the country are more than six times more likely to secure places at top UK universities than those from disadvantaged social backgrounds, new figures have revealed. The figures, released as part of a ne...