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Accelerated degrees approved by MPs

Proposals to increase choice for students and save on tuition fees have been passed by the House of Commons

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Post-qualification application: a student-centred model for higher education admissions in England, Northern Ireland and Wales

The weaknesses in the current system are identified and a range of proposals recorded.

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Case study: HE academic support service Translating the culture of higher education

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.

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Exclusive: Universities earn record £50m from FE courses The number of universities receiving ESFA funding has nearly tripled in four years

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.

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