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20.02.17

University applications 'depends heavily on where you live'

Teenagers' likelihood of applying to university depends heavily on where they live, according to new figures. The study, by the Press Association (PA) news agency, showed London had the highest application rate of 47%, while the South West...

20.02.17

Britain must boost investment in skills beyond apprenticeship levy to compete with Europe after Brexit

The UK must significantly increase its skills investment beyond plans for the apprenticeship levy if it is to compete with European rivals in the post-Brexit world economy, according to a new report. The government’s new apprenticeshi...

15.02.17

Graduate nursery staff have 'little effect' on children

Having a graduate teacher in a nursery has only a limited impact on children's attainment, new research suggests. A study published by the London School of Economics (LSE) claims highly qualified staff had only a "tiny" effect on attainment...

14.02.17

Interest in UK jobs from EU graduates falls by 18% after the referendum

Britain saw a sharp dip in the number of university-educated international professionals seeking jobs in the UK immediately before and directly after the Brexit vote, according to survey from LinkedIn based on the data from more than 3 million p...

14.02.17

Employers ‘unaware’ of April apprenticeship plan

A third of employers liable to pay the new Apprenticeship Levy from April are not even aware of its existence, suggests research. A similar number of employers, polled for City and Guilds, said the levy, aimed at boosting apprentice numbers...