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UK Parliament launches new learning resources to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day

Friday 8th May marks the 75th Anniversary of VE Day and to commemorate the day, UK Parliament has produced free online learning resources for pupils to explore over the Bank Holiday and beyond.

Treating students fairly: Students need a new fairer deal for studying after school

Main levers for improving social mobility lie within the education system

A cross departmental strategy needs big picture thinking with genuine local understanding Leading a debate on social mobility in the House of Lords yesterday evening (29 Jan) Baroness Tyler of Enfield asked how they plan to respond to the ten steps to improve social mobility contained in the Sutton Trust’s Mobility Manifesto published in November 2019 and the recommendations of the Social Mobility Commission’s 2019 State of the Nation Report:

Government urged to act now to end scandal of unpaid internships #PayInterns

SUTTON TRUST RESEARCH FINDS CONFUSION AROUND THE LAW ON INTERNS. 

UK Parliament launches free e-learning modules for teachers

UK Parliament’s Education and Engagement Service has launched its first e-learning module for teachers.

CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE: Petitions Committee to question Ministers on Government strategy with questions from the public

On Wednesday 25th March, the Petitions Committee will hold an evidence session with Ministers and Government officials, including Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Jenny Harries, to scrutinise the Government’s response to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Parliamentarians call for new Minister to address inequity in education amidst UK conversation on race

A new Ministerial post responsible for addressing the entrenched inequity in our education system should be created, a cross-party group of parliamentarians has found  Released today (23 Jun), the new report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Diversity and Inclusion in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM), titled “Equity in STEM Education”, highlights the need for a more joined-up approach by Government to tackle the causes of inequity in the education system. The inquiry focused on equity, because of evidence that treating everyone equally within education provides unequal outcomes, as it assumes all young people begin in similar circumstances.

Petitions Committee to undertake investigations on the impact of COVID-19 on students as part of ongoing Coronavirus inquiry

On Thursday 7 May, the Petitions Committee is holding two formal oral evidence sessions on the impact on students and universities and calls for the extension of paid maternity leave in light of the coronavirus crisis. The evidence sessions form part of the Committee’s ongoing inquiry into COVID-19.

Schools and teachers celebrated at the Your UK Parliament Awards 2020

The Your UK Parliament Award 2020 winners have been announced with schools and teachers dominating the shortlist.

Severe financial consequences for universities if #AugarReview recommendations are implemented

Severe financial consequences for universities if Augar Review recommendations about tuition fees are implemented, Lords Committee warns.

#FoA2020 Future of Apprenticeships Public Premiere #SkillsWorldLive

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