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OfS ‘Student return to University 2021’ guidance not applicable to HE in FE providers

OfS FAQ’s are applicable to university providers but not to further education (FE) providers who offer higher education qualifications. FE providers should follow the advice in this link


New report says the public value vocational FE more than academic HE -Click Newsletter

In 2020, around 37% of school leavers aged 18 in the UK entered HE, and around 25% of those school-leavers went on to vocational study in FE. However, a new report published on 22 April by the Social Market Foundation (SMF) and the Further Education Trust for Leadership (FETL) based on research carried out by the polling company Opinium  To read the full report from Alan Birks click on this link


A policy of conscious underfunding-hepi Blog

MEG Colleges in London -a worthwhile read.

This blog has been kindly contributed by Dr Diana Beech, Chief Executive Officer of London Higher – the umbrella body for over 40 universities and higher education colleges across LondonYou can find Diana on Twitter @dianajbeech.

Should the Government proceed with plans to cut the London Weighting element of the grant funding given to universities and colleges across the capital to help cover their higher costs of operating, this will be the first time that Westminster enacts a policy that consciously underfunds and penalises London. Given the levelling-up agenda, it will also likely not be the last.

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OfS calls for improved support for students who’ve been in care

A guarantee of year-round accommodation, tailored pastoral support and admissions which take into account applicants’ experiences are among the steps that universities and colleges could put in place to help improve support for students who have been in care, the Office for Students (OfS) has said.

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