Education

Childcare prices to ‘sky-rocket’ as free scheme expands

Picture copyright Aynur_sib Picture caption Early training is seen is essential to academic success in a while Childcare prices may “sky-rocket” in elements of England as nurseries grapple with much less funding for a free authorities childcare scheme, a charity says. 1 / 4 of councils are set to see falls in authorities funding when the free 30 hours scheme begins in 2017, the Pre-Faculty Studying Alliance says. It provides

Report variety of centenarians in UK

Picture copyright efesan Picture caption Report numbers of individuals turned 100 final 12 months A document variety of folks within the UK, some 14,570, are surviving to the age of 100, the newest official knowledge exhibits. The variety of folks aged 100, or over, has quadrupled during the last 20 years, in accordance with Workplace for Nationwide Statistics figures for 2015. Within the final decade alone, the variety of centenarians

Tuition charges heading over £9,500

Picture caption Universities are going to be graded into three bands – however in 2018 charges will go up for all of them A second wave of tuition-fee rises has been signalled, which can apply to all requirements of college in England. This can take tuition charges over £9,500 for college kids starting college programs in autumn 2018. The federal government has stated greater charges might be linked to instructing

EU Referendum: Reassurance sought over EU students

Image copyright Phil Coomes Image caption More than 125,000 EU students are currently studying at UK universities Universities have pledged to pressure ministers to ensure European staff and students can still work and study in the UK after the vote to leave the EU. Vice-chancellors from the Universities UK umbrella group say the decision to leave will create “significant challenges” for higher education. They are already in talks with EU

Teaching union backs programme of strikes

Image copyright Rui Vieira Image caption NUT members joined other striking unions in October 2013 Schools in England and Wales are set to be hit with a new programme of strike action over pay, working conditions and school funds. National Union of Teachers members will walk out first on Tuesday 5 July, after 91% of those who voted backed the action. The turnout was 25%. NUT deputy general secretary Kevin