A-level pupils say party’s proposal to cut fees to £6,000 eases their fears over burden of debt
Ed Miliband pledges to lower fees from £9,000 by curtailing pension tax reliefs if Labour is elected, arguing current system of student finance is broken
Ed Miliband is pledging to fund a planned cut in the maximum level of university tuition fees from £9,000 to £6,000 by potentially raising £2bn a year through the curtailing of pension tax reliefs if Labour comes to power.
Ending months of internal debate, Miliband and the shadow chancellor Ed Balls will say the current student finance system is broken, leaving graduates with an average £44,000 of crippling debt.Continue reading...
Students told us about the one change they’ll be making this year – now we’re asking you to judge the entries and vote for your favourite photo
Vote for your favourite entry in our One Change Instagram competition: those who took part let us know what one change they want to make this year, using a photograph and a caption on Instagram.
Entrants were asked to upload a photo of themselves with an object illustrating the theme, and add a a caption of up to 100 words explaining their pledge. Their entry could be deeply serious or quite light-hearted, but it had to be original and thought-provoking.Continue reading...
There are six nominees to choose from – cast your vote for the UK’s most deserving university leader
Just one category in the annual Guardian university awards is open to a public vote: the award for inspiring leader, sponsored by the Leadership Foundation. Here’s how it works:
The judges for the university awards put forward their nominations. From the full list, they were then asked to select their top five nominees to create this shortlist. This year there was a tie, so six candidates have gone through.Continue reading...
A new wave of grammar schools should give children three chances at passing their entrance exams, the Tory grandee calling for the end of the ban on selective state schools has told The Independent Online.
Pressure on university to sack academic who fathered child with activist and was involved in spying on Stephen Lawrence family
Secondary school pupils are being “seriously under-challenged” by the difficulty of the books they are given to read and teachers must do more to encourage students to read demanding literature, according to a study.
Chris Husbands has high ambitions for the festival that London University's Institute of Education is hosting this weekend.
Belle McLoughlin is enjoying her first year of "big school". She started in the reception class in September and loves learning and making new friends. But Belle is already five-and-a-half and would normally be half way through Year 1.