UCL provost Michael Arthur warned Europe’s best researchers are ‘restless’ amid Brexit uncertainty. Top EU academics are already being poached from UK universities ahead of Brexit, the head of one of the country’s leading universities for research has claimed. Industry leaders have expressed fears of a Brexit “brain-drain” as increasingRead More →

Experts urge government to roll-out statutory lessons in personal health and mental wellbeing in order to better protect pupils at risk. Children are being put at risk of self-harm due to a lack of personal, social and health education lessons (PSHE) within schools, new research has suggested. Experts said theRead More →

US universities make way for Oxford and Cambridge this year, amid reports of reduced funding. British universities have taken the top two places in global league tables for the first time in 13 years, with Oxford Universitycrowned the best in the world. Cambridge jumped from fourth to second place in the influential WorldRead More →

Tony Blair’s former higher education minister says crippling interest rates on student loan repayments are ‘penal’. The Government has gone “too far” in increasing the cost of university, according to one of the main architects of the tuition fees system. Tripling fees from £3,000 to £9,000 per year and beyond,Read More →

Thousands of pupils face being taught by unqualified teachers or in ‘super-sized’ classrooms as schools struggle to cope with unfilled teacher vacancies. The teacher recruitment crisis has deepened to “worrying levels”, latest figures have revealed, with schools facing an increasing struggle to fill vacancies. As pupils across the country return toRead More →