Tag : teaching

Will TEF take effect?

2 years ago / 0 comments

House of Lords votes to cut ties between TEF and fees. The House of Lords has passed an amendment to the government’s imminent Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) that disallows any link between teaching standards and set tuition fees. The ruling is a major defeat for the government, blocking an element … Read More

Students to protest against TEF

2 years ago / 0 comments

The march against the Teaching Excellence Framework will take place outside the union at 2pm on the 22nd March. On the 22nd March at 2pm, there will be a student protest against the Teaching Excellence Framework. The Teaching Excellence Framework is a series of reforms to Higher Education which are … Read More

New university ranking system to drive up fees

2 years ago / 0 comments

The government has signalled that it is preparing to abolish the £9000 cap on tuition fees, allowing them to rise with inflation. An increase of £250 is expected for students applying for 2017 entry. This increase has been linked to a new university ranking system set to be trialed over … Read More

University of Leeds to raise fees

2 years ago / 0 comments

The University of Leeds have confirmed that they will raise tuition fees to £9250 in the 2017/18 academic year. A University of Leeds spokesperson said: “Leeds offers an outstanding education and student experience and we are confident that this will be recognised in future TEF exercises, as it is in … Read More

A Language Assistantship Abroad…

3 years ago / 0 comments

Every year the British Council send over two thousand undergraduates and postgraduates abroad to teach English as a foreign language, in a programme which spans four continents and fourteen countries. The Gryphon explores the challenges and rewards of undertaking an assistantship abroad. The English Language Assistants programme began in 1905 … Read More

News | Third class degrees rewarded

5 years ago / 0 comments

Students are being offered thousands of pounds to follow a teaching career. The government is giving graduates an incentive to do a PGCE through bursaries, with students who finish their degree with a third in Maths or Physics being allowed to apply for £9,000 in financial help. Students receiving a … Read More

Debate: Education Under Gove

5 years ago / 0 comments

With Secretary for Education, Michael Gove, proposing dramatic changes to the country’s schooling, Big Debate asks, are his proposals promising?     YES: Rebecca Shapiro “We cannot afford to have an education system that was set in the nineteenth century”   Media attention has recently been overwhelmingly fixed on Education … Read More