Education

Jersey to consider paying students' tuition fees

Image copyright PA Image caption The States of Jersey said the estimated cost of attending university in the UK was now about £20,000, “depending on location” The “significant” rise in UK university costs is one of the reasons a British island is looking to increase its funding to students. It comes as the prime minister […]

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Lab v lecture hall: Whose tuition fees are you paying?

Image copyright Getty Images On university campuses across England, arts, humanities and social studies students are subsidising those on lab-based science courses, which are more expensive to run. This is because nearly all undergraduate courses come with the maximum £9,250 price tag. Ministers are looking at introducing a more variable system as part of a […]

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University challenge

Image caption Waiting for the bus – Daniel Bennett (centre) wants his son to have chances he didn’t “I didn’t hear the word university until after I had left school but I know I could have done well.” Daniel Bennett from Kennington in south London is a heating engineer. He did a four-year apprenticeship straight […]

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'Cut student interest rates' say MPs

Image copyright Alamy Image caption The level of fees and debt for students is going to be the subject of a major review There is no justification for such “high interest rates” on student loans, says a committee of MPs. The Treasury Select Committee says it is unconvinced by “questionable” claims in support of charging […]

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Is loneliness affecting your health?

Loneliness, or feeling that you have no one you can really talk to, affects most people at some point and is associated with poorer physical and mental well-being. Now BBC Radio 4’s All in the Mind have launched the BBC Loneliness Experiment, an online survey to increase understanding of a major issue facing society today. […]

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Bill Gates announces UK teacher in global top 10

Image copyright Getty Images A teacher from north London, named as a top-10 finalist in a global teaching award, has warned of the poor living conditions of her pupils. Andria Zafirakou says some pupils at her Brent secondary school have to do their homework in the bathroom, because their housing is so overcrowded. The nominations […]

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Times table check trialled ahead of rollout

Image copyright Getty Images Thousands of eight and nine-year-olds in England’s primary schools will take a new times tables check this spring. Some 7,250 pupils in 290 primaries, are expected to take part in the trials of the new multiplication check. The five-minute test, taken by children in Year 4, will then be fully rolled […]