Tag : funding

SPOTLIGHT: Student Loans Company Overpayments Cause Hardship for Nursing Students

7 months ago / 0 comments

Hundreds of Nursing Students across the UK have been overpaid by the Students Loan Company due to a mistake in calculations. Many of those affected rang the Students Loan Company asking to re-pay this amount but were told they didn’t need to.  It then came as a surprise to find … Read More

Academics Propose £10,000 For Every 18-Year-Old Considering Further Education

9 months ago / 0 comments

A team of academics from the UCL Institute of Education have proposed that £10,000 be given to every eighteen-year-old considering higher education. In a recently published report, A National Learning Entitlement: Moving Beyond University Tuition Fees, they recommend that the money be granted in two £5000 installments over two years … Read More

Government Urged to “Give North a Fair Deal on Transport”

10 months ago / 0 comments

Analysis by a leading think tank has shown that infrastructure spending in Yorkshire is lower than any other region and has urged the government to do more to increase transport spending across the North of England. According to a hard hitting report by IPPR North, transport spending in Yorkshire and the Humber amounts … Read More

University Refuses to Waive Fees Following Funding Scandal

1 year ago / 0 comments

Some of Nigeria’s brightest undergraduate students in the United Kingdom have had their funding withdrawn by the Nigerian government without their knowledge, leaving many facing deportation. The Nigerian High Commission confirmed that 152 students had been affected by the scandal, and stated that the bursary scheme had folded as a … Read More

Leeds UKIP candidate supports NHS privatisation

1 year ago / 0 comments

Leeds Central UKIP candidate Bill Palfreman has expressed his support for privatising the NHS at a hustings organised by Open Rights Group, Amnesty International, and Global Justice Now. Speaking first to the public in relation to cyber security and attacks on the NHS, Palfreman said “I don’t know if anyone remembers … Read More

Jeremy Corbyn announces educational reforms at Leeds City College

2 years ago / 0 comments

This morning Jeremy Corbyn spoke at Leeds City College, announcing his programme for educational reforms. The party has announced plans to pump billions of pounds into schools and adult learning. The increased spending would be paid for by increasing corporation tax to 26 percent, and undoing Conservative plans to cut … Read More

Leeds gets £64m of infrastructure funding

2 years ago / 0 comments

An infrastructure scheme across the Leeds City Region goes ahead after a further £64m of local funding which was approved by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. The funding is part of the largest package of Local Growth Deal investment and the funding will bring forward projects that will create jobs … Read More

Leeds University announces £7 million investment into pig research

2 years ago / 0 comments

Leeds University has unveiled plans of a £7 million investment into Pig Research alongside the government-funded Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Livestock (CIEL). The majority of the funding will be provided by the university and will enable Yorkshire to become one of the leading places in Europe for pig research. … Read More

British universities consider their post-Brexit options

2 years ago / 0 comments

British universities are considering extending their campuses into the European Union due to heightened uncertainties surrounding Brexit over what sort of relationship they will have with the EU in the future. On Monday [3 Oct. 2016], Prime Minister Theresa May announced her intention to trigger Article 50 by the end … Read More

Science Funding: Penny for your Thoughts

3 years ago / 0 comments

Preventing the spread of the Zika virus to the UK, ground-breaking cancer research, or the production of vaccines for deadly diseases; all important work, I’m sure you’ll agree, but have you ever wondered just who decides how and where allotted research money is spent? Science funding is, frankly, something we … Read More