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Gordon Marsden MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Further Education, Skills & Regional Growth, responding to today’s apprenticeship statistics, said

Provisional figures published today indicate that apprenticeship starts for academic year 2010/11 have risen by more than 50 per cent compared with final figures from 2009-10

From 2012 eligible part-time students will be able to borrow the full cost of their tuition fees for the first time. Changes announced today will see students becoming eligible to start making repayments over four years after commencing study, up from three years as previously planned


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Commenting on early UCAS 2012 applications data, Universities and Science Minister David Willetts said:


The UK is a world-leader in science and research, according to a new report being launched today by Universities and Science Minister David Willetts at a Science Council lecture on research impact


Universities UK have published a report looking at Patterns and trends in UK higher education over the last decade, from 2000/01 to 2009/10


An Ofsted report published today identifies the factors which have helped colleges improve the quality of their science provision, or maintain high standards, and makes recommendations for further improvement


New figures released by Labour show that only the top 10 per cent of students will pay more as a result of Labour's plans, announced last week, to cut the tuition fee cap by a third to £6,000


Middlesex University, working in partnership with the FDA, has launched a pilot study that will see students from a wide range of backgrounds receive mentoring by senior public sector workers, boosting their chances of landing top graduate jobs


Ofsted today launches a consultation on proposals to revise and streamline arrangements for the inspection of residential provision in further education colleges for students under the age of eighteen


UCU Scotland responds to the announcement by University of Glasgow to charge £6,750 annual fees for students from the rest of the UK


An army of recent graduates are hitting the road to tell students about the changes to the university finance system coming into effect next year


The Health Protection Agency is reminding students about the importance of receiving the MMR and Men C vaccinations before they return to university campus, where outbreaks can occur

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