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How an Academic Study Skills Support Service for higher education students in college can make a positive difference to their confidence and resilience. The multi-college project at New College Durham, Sunderland College and Darlington College has put in place HE Academic Support Tutors to provide a positive study skills support experience that enhances student learning, boosts engagement with course content, and raises students’ confidence and resilience.
Universities will receive more than £50 million in income from delivering FE provision, including apprenticeships, in 2018-19, it has been revealed.
Data from the Education and Skills Funding Agency shows that universities have received a total of £53,673,843 this year – £29,824,420 of which was for apprenticeship provision.
That represents a significant increase on 2016-17, when university income from FE stood at £31.9 million, and 2014-15, when universities received £12.6 million.
Alan Birks in the excellent Click Newsletter posted the following ‘The UCAS report shows that the proportion of young people entering HE from most regions of the UK continues to increase. Only the East of England, North East, and Yorkshire and Humberside saw small decreases compared to last year. The report also reveals that the number of students being accepted with lower GCE A-Level grades continues to grow, with 80% of applicants accepted in 2018 holding DDD (or equivalent). This pattern of acceptance at lower grades is also reflected in BTEC students, where acceptance rates for PPP applicants increased from 50% in 2017 to 70% in 2018’.