Education

Vice chancellors' pay: Universities to agree new code

Vice chancellors' pay: Universities to agree new code College leaders have agreed to a brand new code on senior pay, which is anticipated to be revealed within the subsequent few weeks. College representatives held a gathering with minister Jo Johnson on Wednesday the place they accepted the necessity for extra accountability. It follows fierce criticism of college leaders over claims of extreme senior pay, with the head of the University

Curbing college bosses' pay 'gained't resolve funding disaster'

Curbing university bosses' pay 'won't solve funding crisis' Sky-high pay amongst college chiefs is “laborious to abdomen” however tackling it won’t alone resolve the upper schooling funding disaster, a Nationwide Union of College students official has instructed MPs. “There are wider points for college kids,” Amatey Doku, NUS vp, instructed the Schooling Choose Committee. However Nicola Dandridge, who runs the brand new increased schooling watchdog, stated vice-chancellors’ pay have to

Why does snow shut so many faculties?

Why does snow close so many schools? Tons of of colleges throughout England and Wales have closed because of snowy climate. Greater than 400 faculties are shut in Wales. And in Birmingham, the town council has closed all the faculties it runs. Tons of extra have closed in counties throughout big swathes of central England as snow continues to fall. So has it change into simpler to shut a college?

Two-year levels to decrease tuition charges

Two-year degrees to lower tuition fees College students in England are going to be provided levels in two years with a £5,500 saving in tuition charges, says the colleges minister Jo Johnson. Undergraduate programs shall be condensed into “accelerated” levels, with charges 20% lower than a three-year course. Mr Johnson mentioned he needs to “break the mould” of a system during which three-year levels have “crowded out” any extra versatile

'Come out at school – if you wish to', academics urged

'Come out in class – if you want to', teachers urged When senior trainer Grahame Colclough and his long-term companion Jon determined to get married, his head trainer made the announcement in a college meeting. She introduced items to the couple who had “been collectively for years”. “Nothing was whispered, rushed or secretive,” Grahame remembers. Now, steerage from the heads’ union NAHT urges all colleges to be equally supportive of

Universities might be accused of 'mis-selling programs'

Universities could be accused of 'mis-selling courses' Universities might be accused of “mis-selling” programs to youngsters who’ve little understanding of cash issues, the general public spending watchdog says. Nationwide Audit Workplace head Amyas Morse mentioned younger folks had been taking out giant loans to pay for tuition charges with out a lot efficient assist or recommendation. It in contrast the upper schooling market to monetary merchandise, highlighting how little regulation

College pay might be introduced 'beneath management', says Jo Johnson

University pay will be brought 'under control', says Jo Johnson Universities Minister Jo Johnson says that extreme pay for college bosses might be introduced “beneath management” by new laws, which he instructed the BBC would seem within the new 12 months. Mr Johnson stated he was “completely satisfied” a brand new regulator, the Workplace for College students, will sort out pay issues. The minister promised “larger restraint… in setting high

'My double life going to work from a homeless hostel'

'My double life going to work from a homeless hostel' Mary, and her nine-year-old daughter, Sarah, are homeless and have spent the previous 13 months residing in a single room in a hostel. “No one is aware of how we live,” says Mary. “No-one is aware of we’re on this scenario.” “They know we’re in momentary lodging, however they do not know we live in a hostel – that we

Northern Eire and England faculties in international prime 10 for studying

Northern Ireland and England schools in global top 10 for reading Northern Eire and England are within the prime 10 of the world’s greatest major faculty readers in international rankings. The Progress in Worldwide Studying Literacy Examine – often called PIRLS – reveals Northern Eire in joint sixth place, with England in joint eighth. Each Northern Eire and England have reached their highest level scores in studying checks taken in

Southampton College corrects assertion in vice-chancellor pay row

Southampton University corrects statement in vice-chancellor pay row A college on the coronary heart of a row over its vice-chancellor’s £424,000 wage has admitted that he was a member of the committee which determined his pay. Southampton clarified that Sir Christopher Snowden was a member of its senior salaries committee when his pay was set, however it insists he “was not current” for discussions on it. On Friday, the university