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Part-time numbers falling through the floor but nobody is mending the problem

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Our State of the Nation highlighted a worrying fall in the numbers of part-time students. Universities UK (UUK) published a report yesterday showing further dramatic falls in part-time undergraduate study, which make uncomfortable reading for anyone interested in this mode …

Careers and enterprise company: an opportunity for social mobility

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The Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission welcomes the creation of a new public interest company to improve careers advice. Our annual report highlighted the current problems, including lack of enduring employer-school partnerships, patchy provision, and a lack of clarity …

Apprenticeship starts drop by 15 per cent – trouble ahead or a welcome change?

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Apprenticeships are a route to social mobility. Research has shown that apprentices earn more over their working life than those who just do A-levels. And with the six-fold growth of higher apprenticeships since 2010/11 there are more chances than ever …