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Vocational and academic: a false dichotomy (New pathways for technical education)

1 Nov

Vocational and academic: a false dichotomy (New pathways for technical education)

By Ian Toone, Director of Policy and Research Services

GCSE results 2016

25 Aug

GCSE results 2016

Comments on GCSE results 2016

A levels 2016

18 Aug

A levels 2016

Comments on A and AS level results 2016

Does it matter if a degree is ‘relevant’?

18 May

Does it matter if a degree is ‘relevant’?

Should education be primarily for its own sake or does it need to be justified in terms of its relevance to employment or some other potential economic advantage?

Does the quality of university teaching justify higher fees? (updated)

16 May

Does the quality of university teaching justify higher fees? (updated)

BIS Green Paper ‘Fulfilling our Potential: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice’ proposes allowing high-performing universities to increase student fees (Nov. 2015) Update: ‘Higher education: success as a knowledge economy’ White Paper (May 2016)