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
HEROES wounded in action will get free university places to help them land jobs in civvy street. A hundred disabled servicemen and women will be offered scholarships worth up to £18,000 each. They will also receive wraparound specialist mobility support and career advice so they can compete fairly with other students. Special courses for forces are being offered thanks to a new Disabled Veterans’ Scholarship Fund set up by the Open University. It will enable people disabled as a result of military service to further their education, develop existing or new skills and extend knowledge and experience. The fund – the first of its kind in the UK – is being launched this week and would-be students have until August 1 to apply for a place on this autumn’s intake. Open University, uniquely placed to meet the flexible needs of part-time students, has set up the scheme to harness the vast experience of former armed forces personnel. About one in five veterans are … [Read more...] about Wounded Armed Forces heroes to get free university places to help them land jobs
Unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC) are going missing in the UK due to increasing delays to being placed in accommodation, a watchdog report has found. Inspectors said the Home Office had a “considerable amount of work to do” to improve the way it deals with lone minors who arrive on UK shores, after it emerged children were waiting on average one month to be resettled, with some waiting up to three months and occasional delays of 150 days. MPs said the government’s process of settling these minors was “not working as intended”, and was leaving a handful of councils struggling to provide support, which they said was “deeply unfair” for vulnerable children. Read more Campaigners lose court battle against Government over Dubs Young refugees plead for ministers to protect unaccompanied minors Unaccompanied children left in limbo as Calais Jungle evacuated More than one in 10 (11 per cent) asylum … [Read more...] about Unaccompanied asylum seeking children going missing in UK due to Home Office delays, finds report
I KNOW I shouldn’t think about it, I’ll scare myself to death but after seventeen hours in the air, I can’t get the worst case scenario out of my head. No, not a plane crash. I am convinced that I am breathing more farts than air. I’m on Qantas’ inaugural Perth to London flight, the longest to and from the UK, and the atmosphere in the pressurised tube I’ve been sharing with over 200 other bodies has gotten quite stale. And while I’m not the only journalist on the flight, I am the only one who has been sat in economy for the nine thousand and one mile journey. Sadly for me, “Intrepid Travel Writer Survives 17 Hours In Bed” is not much of a story. So while a gaggle of excited Australian press turn left into a world of champagne and lie-flat “suite” beds, I venture right, into the familiar kingdom of screaming kids and aching bottoms. Qantas’ new daily route from the UK to the west coast of Australia means British … [Read more...] about Qantas flights direct from London to Perth – we reveal the hell of flying non-stop for 17 hours from Australia in economy on the UK’s longest route