On 5 December 2013 the then-chancellor George Osborne announced that the coalition government would be lifting the cap on how many students universities could accept. From 2014-15, universities would be able to accept up to 30,000 more students, and from 2015-16 the cap would be removed altogether. This policy change came three years after the same government revealed that university tuition fees would be increasing from £3,290 to £9,000 a year, transfering much of the cost from the government to students. According to the Economist, in 2017 nearly half of universities’ funding came from tuition fees, compared to a quarter in 2005-06. The Guardian reported that “For less research-focused universities, fees make up to 80 per cent of their income." With universities relying heavily on tuition fees as their source of funding, and no prescribed limit on the number of students they could take, the relationship between the two … [Read more...] about ConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlight Universities are racing to recruit through clearing – but is it in the students’ interests?
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ČTK | 27 June 2018 Prague, June 26 (CTK) - The Charles University (UK) has founded a daughter firm named Charles University Innovations Prague (CUIP) for transfers of scientific knowledge into practice, which it owns fully, as the first university in the Czech Republic, UK's officials told reporters at a press conference on Tuesday. CUIP is to serve as a bridge between teams of scientists and companies and will aim to found and support spin-off companies that will implement the research results in their business activities. The UK put a share capital of 3 million crowns in CUIP, the university's rector Tomas Zima said. In the beginning, CUIP's budget of 3-4 million crowns a year will be financed from the UK's fund derived from its activities. CUIP is expected to be receiving subsidies for about five years. Zima presented this endeavour as a unique concept within the Czech system of university education, which will contribute to a more effective transfer of scientific … [Read more...] about Charles University founds daughter firm for technology transfers
Hartlepool MP Mike Hill has called on the Government to rethink the roll out of Universal Credit – as the country stands ‘on the brink’. Mr Hill has described the new benefits scheme – which is replacing six other benefits with a single monthly payment – as the ‘sick spectre of poverty’. The controversial system is designed to replace income-based jobseekers’ allowance, housing benefit, child tax credits, income support, working tax credit and Employment and Support Allowance. Mr Hill was speaking after the Bishop of Durham, The Right Rev Paul Butler, told the House of Lords about the case of a Hartlepool mum who visits St Aidan’s Church kitchen with her disabled son. The Right Rev Butler added that she was moved onto Universal Credit and waited seven weeks for her money, while she took paper napkins from a McDonald’s store because she was unable to afford toilet paper. According to Mr Hill, that is one of just many such cases … [Read more...] about Hartlepool MP Mike Hill calls on ‘aloof’ Government to end Universal Credit roll out
PUBLISHED: 12:00 22 February 2018 Jacob Ranson Mobolaji Adeokun (right) with her bronze medal (Pic: Sportsbeat) Archant Not even a stress fracture in her foot could stop Stratford sprinter Mobolaji Adeokun celebrating a BUCS Nationals to remember after scooping a bronze medal in Sheffield. The University of East London student was more than a doubt for the competition but shrugged off the pain to finish third in the women’s 60m hurdles, stopping the clock in 8.43 seconds. It wasn’t enough to topple Emma Nwofor but just taking to the start line was an achievement in itself for Adeokun, one of more than 6,000 athletes that descended on Sheffield for three days of action-packed events. “To get a bronze medal is a pretty good result for where I currently am,” she said. “I’m actually injured right now, so this was all a race of faith for me and I’m really thrilled to have been able to place for my university. “I was here last year as … [Read more...] about University of East London sprinter Adeokun landed bronze at BUCS Nationals
PUBLISHED: 11:34 20 February 2018 | UPDATED: 11:34 20 February 2018 Ross Bentley University of Essex. Picture: Paul Tait Archant There are constant calls for the education sector to work more closely with the business world, and one provider walking the walk is the University of Essex. Robert Walker, KTP Manager, University of Essex The Colchester-based institution has been identified by the government’s Innovation agency, Innovate UK, as the leading university in the East of England and London for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) - an arrangement where businesses work with the university on a project and share expertise. Currently, the university has 25 approved KTPs with businesses based mostly in Essex and Suffolk, and from sectors as diverse as manufacturing, insurance and health care. Much of the university’s research expertise is in data science, robotics, artificial intelligence and related specialisms, so the majority of these projects involve the … [Read more...] about University of Essex