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star this property date less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Refugees 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 Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with the Home Secretary on collaboration between the Home Office and her Department to ensure that refugees are able to access the employment support and social security benefits that they are entitled to. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
star this property uin 237692 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-05more like thismore than 2019-04-05
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Work and Pensions is working in partnership with the Home Office to improve processes for refugees claiming benefits. In order to achieve this aim we have set up the Post Grant Appointment Scheme (PGAS).</p><p> </p><p>The scheme involves contacting persons at the point when they are granted refugee status to see if they wish to apply for benefits and require assistance to do so. If they say they do, an appointment at a local DWP office is arranged for them.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-04-05T10:22:09.037Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
1105656
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star this property date less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Universities more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 7 March (HL Deb, col 717), whether they will set out the bodies representing different groups of universities with which they have dealings; and whether they will indicate in each case the membership of the group. more like this
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Lord Grocott more like this
star this property uin HL14848 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-03more like thismore than 2019-04-03
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education (DfE) deals with numerous stakeholders in the higher education (HE) sector. The bodies representing HE providers are set out below.</p><p> </p><p>Universities UK is a membership body that includes the vice chancellors of most UK universities. Its membership can be found at: <a href="https://www.universitiesuk.ac.uk/about/Pages/member-institutions.aspx" target="_blank">https://www.universitiesuk.ac.uk/about/Pages/member-institutions.aspx</a>;</p><p> </p><p>GuildHE represents a number of smaller and specialist HE providers. Its membership can be found at: <a href="https://guildhe.ac.uk/our-members/" target="_blank">https://guildhe.ac.uk/our-members/</a>; and</p><p> </p><p>Independent HE (formerly Study UK<strong>) </strong>is a UK membership organisation and national representative body for independent providers of HE (alternative providers) and professional training and pathway providers. Its membership can be found at: <a href="http://independenthe.com/members" target="_blank">http://independenthe.com/members</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The DfE also deal with the following self-organised mission groups:</p><p> </p><p>The Russell Group is an association of 24 long-established universities. Its membership can be found at: <a href="https://russellgroup.ac.uk/about/our-universities/" target="_blank">https://russellgroup.ac.uk/about/our-universities/</a>;</p><p> </p><p>Million+ describes itself as a university think-tank, whose members are mainly more recently established universities. Its membership can be found at: <a href="http://www.millionplus.ac.uk/who-we-are/members" target="_blank">http://www.millionplus.ac.uk/who-we-are/members</a>; and</p><p> </p><p>University Alliance represents a number of post92 universities. Its membership can be found at: <a href="https://www.unialliance.ac.uk/alliance-universities/" target="_blank">https://www.unialliance.ac.uk/alliance-universities/</a>.</p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-04-03T15:26:44.217Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-03T15:26:44.217Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Grocott more like this
1092456
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star this property date less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Teachers: Migrant Workers more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps schools, colleges and local education authorities are taking to ensure that teaching staff from EU countries are aware of what their citizenship status will be post-Brexit. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL14711 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-29more like thismore than 2019-03-29
star this property answer text <p>The department continues to plan for EU Exit and to ensure that we are best prepared for all potential scenarios. As part of our planning, we are taking steps to ensure that our schools, further education and higher education institutions, and local authorities are similarly prepared.</p><p> </p><p>The department published guidance to provide information and advice to our stakeholders on how to best prepare. The notices include information on the EU Settlement Scheme and on the arrangements that apply to EU, European Economic Area and Swiss citizens arriving after EU Exit. The notices form part of the government's public information campaign which can be viewed at this link: <a href="https://euexit.campaign.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://euexit.campaign.gov.uk/</a>. This campaign ensures that UK citizens and organisations, EU citizens living in the UK, and UK nation​als living in the EU are well informed about how EU Exit will affect them and about the practical steps they will need to take to be ready for it.</p><p> </p><p>The department has shared guidance with a large number of our stakeholders across the education sector. This includes the document ‘EU exit: no deal preparations for schools in England’, attached[1].</p><p> </p><p>It also includes ‘EU exit: no deal preparations for higher education institutions’ guidance, attached,[2] and ‘EU exit: no deal preparations for further education and apprenticeship providers’ guidance’, also attached[3].</p><p> </p><p>The document ‘EU Exit: No deal preparations for local authority children's services[4]​’, which will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>[1] <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/eu-exit-no-deal-preparations-for-schools-in-england" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/eu-exit-no-deal-preparations-for-schools-in-england</a>.</p><p>[2] <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/eu-exit-no-deal-preparations-for-higher-education-institutions" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/eu-exit-no-deal-preparations-for-higher-education-institutions</a>.</p><p>[3] <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/eu-exit-no-deal-preparations-for-further-education-and-apprenticeship-providers" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/eu-exit-no-deal-preparations-for-further-education-and-apprenticeship-providers</a>.</p><p>[4] <a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/eu-exit-no-deal-preparations-for-local-authority-childrens-services-in-england" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/eu-exit-no-deal-preparations-for-local-authority-childrens-services-in-england</a>.</p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property file name HL14711_EU_exit_no_deal_preparations_for_further_education_and_apprenticeship_providers.pdf more like this
unstar this property title HL14711_EU_exit_preparations_for_further_education more like this
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star this property file name HL14711_EU_exit_no_deal_preparations_for_higher_education_institutions.pdf more like this
unstar this property title HL14711_EU_exit_preparations_for_higher_education more like this
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star this property file name HL14711_EU_exit_no_deal_preparations_for_schools.pdf more like this
unstar this property title HL14711_EU_exit_preparations_for_schools more like this
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less than 2019-03-29T14:07:20.153Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-29T14:07:20.153Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
1091634
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star this property date less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Students more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the number of overseas students attending academic institutions in the UK continues to grow in the event of a no-deal Brexit. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL14678 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-29more like thismore than 2019-03-29
star this property answer text <p>The government fully recognises the important contribution that international students make, both economically and culturally, to the UK’s higher education sector.</p><p>On 16 March, the government published its international education strategy, attached, setting out its ambition to increase the value of education exports to £35 billion per year and to increase the total number of international students hosted by UK universities to 600,000 by 2030.</p><p>To provide certainty to prospective EU students, we have confirmed that EU nationals starting courses in the academic year 2019/20 or before will continue to be eligible for undergraduate, postgraduate and Advanced Learner Loan financial support from Student Finance England for the duration of their course, provided that they meet the residency requirements.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-03-29T12:06:54.24Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-29T12:06:54.24Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property file name HL14678_International_Education_Strategy.pdf more like this
unstar this property title HL14678_International_Education_Strategy more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1091620
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star this property date less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Universities: USA more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made any assessment of the impact of cash-for-student-places granted by the University of Southern California and other major US colleagues on the mutual recognition of qualifications and standards with equivalent UK institutions. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL14665 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-29more like thismore than 2019-03-29
star this property answer text <p>The UK has a robust system for the recognition of international qualifications. The UK National Recognition Information Centre (UK NARIC) provides expert advice on behalf of the government on the comparability of international qualifications with those of the UK. Our universities and colleges are supported by the UK NARIC service in making decisions on the eligibility of applicants for places in their courses.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-03-29T12:06:19.587Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-29T12:06:19.587Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
1087595
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Post-18 Education and Funding Review more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions have taken place, or are planned, with HM Treasury regarding the balancing of funding between colleges and universities as a result of the Review of Post-18 Education and Funding. more like this
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
star this property uin HL14508 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-22more like thismore than 2019-03-22
star this property answer text <p>The review is taking a systemic view of provision and funding across the post-18 education and funding landscape. The lead departments, including Her Majesty’s Treasury, are continuing to work together to make progress with the review so we can deliver a post-18 education system that is accessible to all, delivers the skills that the country needs and is value for money for both the taxpayer and students.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-03-22T14:59:28.383Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-22T14:59:28.383Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
1087587
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Erasmus+ Programme more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 11 March (HL Deb, cols 831–3), what progress has been made on discussions about a domestic alternative to Erasmus+; and what plans they have to consult with higher education organisations about any such scheme. more like this
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Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe more like this
star this property uin HL14501 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-22more like thismore than 2019-03-22
star this property answer text <p>The government values international exchange and collaboration in education and training as part of its vision for a global Britain. We are open to participation in the successor Erasmus+ scheme (2021/27) though this will ultimately be subject to wider UK-EU negotiations on the future partnership. We are considering a wide range of options with regards to the future of international exchange and collaboration in education and training, including potential domestic alternatives. As part of this process, the Department for Education (DfE) is listening to stakeholder views. We have also noted and are considering the recommendations from the recent House of Lords EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee on the future of Erasmus+.</p><p>Further to this, my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education and my hon. Friend, the Minister of State for Universities, Science and Innovation meet with representatives of universities regularly to discuss the DfE agenda, and that has included the question of international exchanges following the UK’s exit from the EU.</p><p>As we progress our thinking and work on our plans for the possibility of participation in the successor Erasmus+ programme or a domestic alternative, we will continue to engage with and seek the views of sector stakeholders, among others.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-03-22T14:52:33.533Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-22T14:52:33.533Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe more like this
1083408
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star this property date less than 2019-03-06more like thismore than 2019-03-06
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Distance Learning: Rural Areas more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to increase the availability of distance learning in rural areas where transport availability is difficult. more like this
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Baroness Byford more like this
star this property uin HL14291 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
star this property answer text <p>Distance learning offers excellent possibilities to open up choice and opportunity to people from a diverse range of backgrounds, including those from rural areas, and the government believes it should be widely available at a range of educational levels. Student support for tuition at higher education (HE) level is available for students who want to study on a part-time basis or by distance learning.</p><p> </p><p>The National Retraining Scheme (NRS) is an ambitious, far-reaching programme to drive adult retraining. It will help individuals to respond to the changing labour market, redirect their careers and secure better, more secure jobs of the future.</p><p> </p><p>To inform the design of the scheme, the Flexible Learning Fund is supporting 31 pilot projects across England with a total value of £11.4 million. The projects are designing and testing innovative, flexible learning that is easy to access. The pilots are aimed at adults who are working, or who are returning to work, with either low or intermediate skills. A range of delivery methods are being tested; most of the projects will make use of on-line technologies to a degree, as well as ‘blended learning’ that combines online and face-to-face learning.</p><p>My right hon. Friend, the Chancellor of the Exchequer has previously announced that Educational Technology (Edtech) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) would be a key feature of the NRS. Technological innovation and development, including in AI, will play an important part in improving the learning experience, design and effectiveness of online training.</p><p> </p><p>The government has committed up to £30 million of funding. Working closely with the technology industry we will look to innovate, test and develop ways in which technological solutions can directly answer the specific needs of NRS users alongside all learners. Details of the funding will be announced in spring 2019.</p><p> </p><p>It is only right that HE providers offer a range of options which suit all students, and that students have a real choice about where and how to study. The Review of Post-18 Education and Funding will consider how we can encourage and support more learning that is flexible, like part-time and distance learning, and enable more people to study close to where they live. The review will report later this year.</p><p> </p><p>The regulatory system is also a means of opening up HE to a more diverse range of provision and therefore to a wider range of students. The Higher Education and Research Act, which came into law in 2017, placed a duty on the Office for Students to consider other modes of study when promoting choice and opportunity in the provision of HE.</p><p> </p><p>Through recent HE reforms, we are working to support and encourage high quality new and innovative provision that has a strong offer for students, helping providers to navigate the regulatory system and we will continue to work with new providers to tackle any barriers that might arise.</p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-03-20T17:57:19.387Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-20T17:57:19.387Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Byford more like this
1083407
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star this property date less than 2019-03-06more like thismore than 2019-03-06
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Agriculture: Education more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to increasing the funding available for agricultural courses where they contain significant STEM elements. more like this
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Baroness Byford more like this
star this property uin HL14290 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
star this property answer text <p>The government already provides funding via the Office for Students to support subjects where the costs of teaching exceed the income that providers receive through tuition fees. This includes agricultural courses with elements of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Current rates of high-cost funding are included in the ‘Office for Students: Guide to funding 2018-19’, attached.</p><p>Future funding for higher education will be announced in the forthcoming Spending Review following the Review of Post-18 Education and Funding, which is currently underway.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-03-20T17:55:02.733Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-20T17:55:02.733Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property file name HL14290_OfS_Guide_to_Funding_2018_to_2019.pdf more like this
unstar this property title HL14290_OfS_Guide_to_Funding_2018_2019 more like this
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3343
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Byford more like this
1081642
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star this property date less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Universities: Admissions more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 28 February (HL13946), whether there are regulations that cover the reversal of prior conditional offers of places to students who were subsequently deemed to have satisfied previously advertised admissions criteria for their intended course; if so, what they are; and whether recommendations were made to the Office for Students to the effect that students whose offer of a place on their intended course had been reversed should instead be unconditionally offered a place on a different course at the same institution, for which the student concerned had not originally applied. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL14175 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
star this property answer text <p>There are no such regulations, and no recommendations have been made to the Office for Students (OfS) to that effect.</p><p>In relation to undergraduate admissions, once an offer has been made and accepted by a prospective student, a contract is formed between the higher education provider and the student. This is certainly the view of the Competition and Markets Authority, as set out on page 31 of its guidance to higher education providers on consumer law dated 12 March 2015, and it is already a condition of registration imposed by the OfS that registered providers must give due regard to relevant guidance on how to comply with consumer law. Given this, we do not see the need for any additional regulation to protect students against the potential withdrawal of an offer they have already accepted.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-03-18T11:30:19.65Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-18T11:30:19.65Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this