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65% of students 'live in squalor' due to landlord neglect

Friday, 07 April 2017

Student advice site Save the Student asked 2,095 students to reveal the realities of living in rented accommodation around the UK. The results are pretty grim.

NEW TOOL: How much money are parents expected to give their child at uni?

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

New calculator takes the guesswork out of student finance sums: • Parents expected to contribute up to £5,372 a year • 69% of students depend on top-up cash from parents to make ends meet • Survey finds many families leave ‘the money talk’ until too late • New parental contributions calculator reveals exactly how much parents are expected to help their child out at university

UCAS report shows a record number of students offered university places

Friday, 02 September 2016

A report from university admissions service UCAS states that 2016 has seen a 3% increase in the number of students accepted into UK universities. The figure of just over 200,000 is the highest number recorded on A-Level results day.

Female school leavers encouraged to consider apprenticeships

Friday, 02 September 2016

Electrical industry body NICEIC (National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting), are encouraging parents and schools to find out more about apprenticeships and to highlight them as a viable option for students, especially girls.

USA is top university destination for international study

Friday, 02 September 2016

According to a recent report by HSBC, the USA is the most popular choice for parents considering their child’s international university education, with almost 50% rating it in their top three destinations from a list of 50 countries.

Pay misconceptions ‘putting poorer young people off apprenticeships’

Friday, 02 September 2016

Research carried out by Teach First, shows that pupils from poorer backgrounds are less likely than their wealthier peers to embark on an apprenticeship, and improvements must be made to encourage young people from low income backgrounds to consider apprenticeships as an option.

Women more likely to get top graduate jobs than men, says report

Tuesday, 02 August 2016

A diversity report by the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) shows that female graduates are more likely to land a job than men despite being less likely to apply.

Twice as many women as men are entering teacher training

Monday, 01 August 2016

A recent report by UCAS, the university admissions service has shown that more than twice as many women as men were placed on postgraduate teacher training courses last year.

Poor school careers advice making skills gaps worse, according to MPs

Monday, 01 August 2016

Inadequate careers advice and guidance in many English schools is adding to increased skills shortages and negatively impacting the country’s productivity, according to a report by the Sub-Committee on Education, Skills and the Economy (ESE).

Unemployment remains unchanged but wages grow

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

A recent report from the Office for National Statistics shows that the UK unemployment rate remained unchanged at 6% in the three months to 31 October 2014 while wages grew more than expected at 1.4%.