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star this property date less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
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Department for Education remove filter
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Teachers: Training more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to improve the provision of mental heath training for teachers and lecturers at universities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 279378 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-08more like thismore than 2019-08-08
star this property answer text <p>Higher education providers have legal responsibilities under the Equality Act (2010) to support students, including those with mental health conditions. As independent and autonomous institutions it is for providers to determine the precise nature of any mental health training they offer to staff.</p><p> </p><p>Mental health service provision is a priority for the government, which is why the former Prime Minister (Theresa May), my right. Hon friend for Maidenhead recently announced measures on 17 June which overhaul the government’s approach to preventing mental illness. These measures included providing £1 million to the Office of Students (OfS) for a competition to find innovative new ways to support mental health at universities and colleges. The OfS is currently working with students, sector representatives, experts and relevant government departments to develop priorities. They aim to publish further details by the end of the year.</p><p> </p><p>The department is also working closely with Universities UK on embedding the Step Change programme. This calls on higher education leaders to adopt mental health service provision as a strategic priority and take a whole-institution approach to embed a culture of good mental health practice.</p><p> </p><p>The University Mental Health Charter, which was announced in June 2018, is also expected to drive up standards in promoting mental health and wellbeing, positive working environments and excellent support for both students and staff.</p><p> </p><p>The former Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation (Chris Skidmore), my hon. Friend for Kingswood gave a speech on 7 May 2019 that focused on early career researcher contracts and employment conditions. The Independent Review of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers, led by Professor Julia Buckingham, has recognised issues of wellbeing and poor mental health as a significant challenge faced by early career academics and researchers. Recommendations to address these challenges are currently under review and a revised concordat is expected in September.</p><p> </p><p>We hope future joint work by the OfS and Research England into the mental health and wellbeing of doctoral researchers can identify good practice to take forward in this area.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Orpington more like this
star this property answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
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less than 2019-08-08T12:57:08.547Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-08T12:57:08.547Z
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star this property label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Kingswood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1136704
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star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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Department for Education remove filter
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Higher Education: Antisemitism more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and which higher education institutions have adopted the IHRA definition of antisemitism. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ilford North more like this
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Wes Streeting more like this
star this property uin 272895 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>On 16 May 2019, I wrote to all higher education institutions to urge them to consider adopting the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism. I set out my view that this is a useful tool, which will help front-line services better understand and recognise instances of antisemitism.</p><p> </p><p>The government believes that adopting the IHRA definition of antisemitism sends a clear message that antisemitic behaviour will not be tolerated, and that any instances of antisemitism will be taken very seriously.</p><p> </p><p>Higher education providers are autonomous organisations who are independent from the government and individually responsible for deciding whether to adopt the IHRA definition and this information is therefore not held centrally.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-10T12:59:10.563Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T12:59:10.563Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Kingswood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Wes Streeting more like this
1110715
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star this property date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
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Department for Education remove filter
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Students: Plagiarism more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students had their university degree award rescinded due to cheating or plagiarism in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 242789 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
star this property answer text <p>The information requested on degrees rescinded because of academic offenses is not held centrally. In 2016, the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) found there were approximately 17,000 instances of academic offences per year in the UK.</p><p>The use of companies that sell bespoke essays to students who pass the work off as their own undermines the reputation of the education system in this country, and devalues the hard work of those succeeding on their own merit.</p><p>The government expects that educational institutions do everything in their power to prevent students being tempted by these companies. The most recent guidance from the QAA highlights the importance of severe sanctions of suspension or expulsion if ‘extremely serious academic misconduct’ has been discovered.</p><p>On 20 March, my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education challenged PayPal to stop processing payments for ‘essay mills’ as part of an accelerated drive to preserve and champion the quality of the UK’s world-leading higher education system. PayPal is now working with businesses associated with essay-writing services to ensure its platform is not used to facilitate deceptive and fraudulent practices in education.</p><p>Google and YouTube have also responded by removing hundreds of advertisements for essay writing services and promotional content from their sites.</p><p>In addition, the department published an Education Technology strategy on 3 April which challenges tech companies to identify how anti-cheating software can tackle the growth of essay mills and stay one step ahead of the cheats. This strategy can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/realising-the-potential-of-technology-in-education" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/realising-the-potential-of-technology-in-education</a>.</p><p>We are determined to beat the cheats who threaten the integrity of our higher education system.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-04-23T16:46:19.953Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-23T16:46:19.953Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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114376
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
1110757
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
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Department for Education remove filter
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Overseas Students: EU Nationals more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the introduction of international fees on the number of applications from EU nationals for (a) undergraduate, (b) Masters and (c) PhD study. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stretford and Urmston more like this
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Kate Green more like this
star this property uin 242822 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
star this property answer text <p>To help give certainty we announced guarantees on student finance for EU nationals.</p><p>The government announced in July 2018 that EU nationals (and their family members) who start a course in England in the 2019/20 academic year or before will continue to be eligible for ‘home fee’ status and student finance support from Student Finance England for the duration of their course, provided they meet the residency requirement. These guarantees apply whether the UK leaves the EU with a deal or not. Applications for courses starting in academic year 2020/21 do not open until September 2019. We will ensure students and institutions have the information they need well in advance of that date.</p><p>Students from the EU make an important contribution to the universities sector and it is a testament to our system that so many students from abroad choose to come and study here. The arrangements for EU nationals will be considered as part of wider discussions about the UK's relationship with the EU. We continue to assess options to prepare for those discussions.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-04-23T16:43:04.647Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-23T16:43:04.647Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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114378
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Kate Green more like this
1110717
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
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Department for Education remove filter
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Overseas Students: EU Nationals more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether EU nationals will remain eligible for home fee status at UK universities in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stretford and Urmston more like this
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Kate Green more like this
star this property uin 242821 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
star this property answer text <p>To help give certainty we announced guarantees on student finance for EU nationals.</p><p>The government announced in July 2018 that EU nationals (and their family members) who start a course in England in the 2019/20 academic year or before will continue to be eligible for ‘home fee’ status and student finance support from Student Finance England for the duration of their course, provided they meet the residency requirement. These guarantees apply whether the UK leaves the EU with a deal or not. Applications for courses starting in academic year 2020/21 do not open until September 2019. We will ensure students and institutions have the information they need well in advance of that date.</p><p>Students from the EU make an important contribution to the universities sector and it is a testament to our system that so many students from abroad choose to come and study here. The arrangements for EU nationals will be considered as part of wider discussions about the UK's relationship with the EU. We continue to assess options to prepare for those discussions.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-04-23T16:41:36.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-23T16:41:36.407Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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114377
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Kate Green more like this
1087077
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star this property date less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
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Department for Education remove filter
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading European University Institute more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the oral contribution of 11 March 2019, Official Report, column 20, by the Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation on the European University Institute (EUI), what the evidential basis is for the Minister's statement that the UK cannot be a member of the EUI if it is not an EU member state. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashton-under-Lyne more like this
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Angela Rayner more like this
star this property uin 231491 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
star this property answer text <p>The terms of the European University Institute Convention (EUIC) expressly refer to the contracting states of the Convention being EU Member States and limit future accession to the Convention to EU Member States. It is therefore not possible for a non-Member State to become a signatory to the Convention and participate in that capacity. Accordingly, when the UK ceases to be a Member State of the EU, it will also cease to be a party to the Convention. However, the UK will continue to be covered by the EUIC for the duration of the Implementation Period if the Withdrawal Agreement is passed.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-03-21T18:25:57.623Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-21T18:25:57.623Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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108160
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Angela Rayner more like this
1083526
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star this property date less than 2019-03-07more like thismore than 2019-03-07
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Department for Education remove filter
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading European University Institute more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 26 February 2019 to Question 224488, what the evidential basis is the statement in that answer that the UK’s EU membership is inextricably linked to its current membership of the European University Institute Convention and that the UK’s membership of the EUIC will automatically cease on 29 March 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Norwich South more like this
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Clive Lewis more like this
star this property uin 229722 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
star this property answer text <p>The terms of the European University Institute Convention (EUIC) expressly refer to the contracting states of the Convention being EU Member States and limit future accession to the Convention to EU Member States. It is therefore not possible for a non-Member State to become a signatory to the Convention and participate in that capacity. Accordingly, when the UK ceases to be a Member State of the EU, it will also cease to be a party to the Convention. However the UK will continue to be covered by the EUIC for the duration of the Implementation Period if the Withdrawal Agreement is passed.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-03-21T18:23:01.013Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-21T18:23:01.013Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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107892
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Clive Lewis more like this
1059856
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star this property date less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
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Department for Education remove filter
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Universities: Finance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the answer of the Minister of State for Universities in Hansard, Official Report, 11 February 2019, Volume 654, Column 637, what the evidenial basis is for his claim that universities financed entirely by taxation would result in an increased burden of £12 billion on the taxpayer. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashton-under-Lyne more like this
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Angela Rayner more like this
star this property uin 220251 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
star this property answer text <p>My answer on 11 February 2019 was based on an observation of Labour’s Higher Education Proposals published by the Institute for Fiscal studies (IFS) in 2017. The observation can be found at: <a href="https://www.ifs.org.uk/publications/9217" target="_blank">https://www.ifs.org.uk/publications/9217</a>.</p><p> </p><p>My statement, that to return to a stage where universities are financed entirely by taxation would increase the burden on the taxpayer by £12 billion, is based on IFS modelling that shows that the total long run contribution of the government to remove tuition fees would be £12.5 billion, rounded down to the nearest billion. Of that £12.5 billion, the IFS estimate that around £11.6 billion would be in the form of teaching grants.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-02-20T14:28:19.69Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-20T14:28:19.69Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Kingswood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Angela Rayner more like this
1047771
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star this property date less than 2019-01-24more like thismore than 2019-01-24
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Department for Education remove filter
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Students: Mental Health more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to support the mental health and well-being of postgraduate students in universities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 212316 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
star this property answer text <p>Mental health is a priority for this government, which is why the government is working closely with Universities UK on embedding the Step Change programme within the sector. Step Change calls on higher education leaders to adopt mental health as a strategic priority. Step Change also advocates a whole-institution approach to transform cultures and embed mental health initiatives beyond student services teams.</p><p>The former Higher Education Funding Council for England's Catalyst Fund also provided £1.5 million for 17 projects to improve the mental health of postgraduate research students. The Office for Students (OfS) is working with Research England to deliver this scheme.</p><p>This investment and the ongoing work of the OfS will support a range of activities. It will develop new practice for the pastoral support of postgraduate research students, and enhance training for their supervisors and other staff. Postgraduate research has different expectations and working practices to undergraduate work, so it will also help students adjust to the change.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-01-30T15:39:00.76Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-30T15:39:00.76Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Kingswood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-19more like thismore than 2018-12-19
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Department for Education remove filter
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Disabled Students Allowances: Part-time Education more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 5 December 2018 to Question 199283 on Disabled Students Allowances, if he will publish the information for part-time students. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 203781 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-08more like thismore than 2019-01-08
star this property answer text <p>Provisional data for 2017/18 provided by the Student Loans Company (SLC) shows that 1,600 part-time undergraduate English domiciled students have so far been paid Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA) for equipment, a 23% increase on the number paid at the same point in the academic year 2016/17 (1,300).</p><p>Data provided by the SLC shows that, in the academic year 2016/17, 1,500 part-time undergraduate English domiciled students were paid DSA for equipment. This compares to 1,700 in the academic years 2015/16 and 2014/15.</p><p>For full-time students only, DSA provisional uptake and expenditure data for 2017/18 show an increase in the number of students benefitting from the equipment allowance to 21,800, compared to 18,700 at the same point in the previous year. The overall expenditure has also risen, to £21.5 million in 2017/18 compared to £14.4 million at the same point the previous year: an increase of almost 50%. This means that the average expenditure per student over those two years has risen to £986 in 2017/18 from £770 at the same point in 2016/17.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-01-08T14:58:44.217Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-08T14:58:44.217Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this