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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-10
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Universities: Racial Discrimination more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of reports of racism against students and staff in UK universities in the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
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Gordon Marsden remove filter
star this property uin 275679 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 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>The government takes all forms of hate crime extremely seriously. There is no place in our society - including within higher education – for hatred or for any form of harassment, discrimination or racism.</p><p> </p><p>The government is working closely with Universities UK (UUK) and the Office for Students (OfS) to support work to address racism and other forms of harassment in higher education, including the implementation of UUK’s Taskforce recommendations. The government has also tasked the OfS to support this work, and over £2 million has been invested in projects tackling hatred and harassment.</p><p> </p><p>The department regularly meets stakeholders and representative bodies about student experience issues including racism, hate crime and harassment. Officials hold quarterly meetings with the OfS and UUK to discuss how to make progress on harassment and hate crime, including racism within the sector. In addition, I have recently held meetings with the Union of Jewish Students and Jewish student representatives about antisemitism on campus.</p><p> </p><p>The government expects providers to keep records of incidents disclosed to them and to act swiftly to investigate and address them. It is important to recognise that under-reporting is common. Higher education providers should look at how they can continue to break down barriers to reporting, in spite of the potential for it to lead to spikes in disclosures, and to make sure that students and staff feel safe and able to disclose racist incidents.</p><p> </p><p>Evaluation to date has shown that progress has been made but that there is still more to do. On 7 January 2019; I wrote to the Equality and Human Rights Commission to welcome their Inquiry into Racial Harassment in Higher Education Institutions. I look forward to the new evidence that this inquiry will bring and will review its findings carefully.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 275680 more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T12:42:13.323Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T12:42:13.323Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gordon Marsden more like this
1138218
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-10
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Universities: Racial Discrimination 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 discussions (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have had with representatives from (i) Universities UK, (ii) other education sector bodies, (iii) trades unions representing staff, (iv) student unions and (v) NUS on the effect of incidences of racism directed at their members in the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
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Gordon Marsden remove filter
star this property uin 275680 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 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>The government takes all forms of hate crime extremely seriously. There is no place in our society - including within higher education – for hatred or for any form of harassment, discrimination or racism.</p><p> </p><p>The government is working closely with Universities UK (UUK) and the Office for Students (OfS) to support work to address racism and other forms of harassment in higher education, including the implementation of UUK’s Taskforce recommendations. The government has also tasked the OfS to support this work, and over £2 million has been invested in projects tackling hatred and harassment.</p><p> </p><p>The department regularly meets stakeholders and representative bodies about student experience issues including racism, hate crime and harassment. Officials hold quarterly meetings with the OfS and UUK to discuss how to make progress on harassment and hate crime, including racism within the sector. In addition, I have recently held meetings with the Union of Jewish Students and Jewish student representatives about antisemitism on campus.</p><p> </p><p>The government expects providers to keep records of incidents disclosed to them and to act swiftly to investigate and address them. It is important to recognise that under-reporting is common. Higher education providers should look at how they can continue to break down barriers to reporting, in spite of the potential for it to lead to spikes in disclosures, and to make sure that students and staff feel safe and able to disclose racist incidents.</p><p> </p><p>Evaluation to date has shown that progress has been made but that there is still more to do. On 7 January 2019; I wrote to the Equality and Human Rights Commission to welcome their Inquiry into Racial Harassment in Higher Education Institutions. I look forward to the new evidence that this inquiry will bring and will review its findings carefully.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 275679 more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T12:42:13.37Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T12:42:13.37Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gordon Marsden more like this
1138222
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-10
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Higher Education: Equality 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 he has made of the adequacy of equality and diversity training provided by higher education institutions; and if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of making that training mandatory. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
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Gordon Marsden remove filter
star this property uin 275681 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 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>The government is committed to tackling inequalities. That is why, in October 2018, my right. hon. Friend, the Prime Minister, launched measures to tackle barriers facing ethnic minorities in the workplace, including a new Race at Work Charter and a consultation on ethnicity pay reporting.</p><p>Like all employers, higher education providers have responsibilities under the Equality Act (2010) in relation to their staff. The government expects providers to comply fully with their obligations. As autonomous and independent institutions, it is for individual providers to ensure that the training they provide is appropriate.</p><p>The Equality Challenge Unit (part of Advance HE) has published guidance for higher education providers on embedding equality and diversity into HR policies. The Race Equality Charter also helps higher education providers to identify and address institutional and cultural barriers standing in the way of minority ethnic staff and students. The Athena SWAN Charter recognises work undertaken to address gender equality.</p><p>The regulator, the Office for Students (OfS), and its predecessor, have provided over £4.7 million in funding for projects tackling sexual harassment, online harassment and hate-based harassment. This includes projects with a focus on developing and providing training for both staff and students on matters such as bystander intervention and handling of reports and disclosures.</p><p>In guidance to the OfS, the government has asked the regulator to positively engage with work to counter harassment and hate-crime and to make campuses places of tolerance for all students, and work with providers on equalities issues.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore remove filter
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less than 2019-07-15T12:23:39.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T12:23:39.307Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gordon Marsden more like this
1138223
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-10
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Universities: Ethnic Groups 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 he has made of the adequacy of the (a) terms and conditions for, (b) recruitment and (c) career advancement of BAME members of staff at UK universities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
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Gordon Marsden remove filter
star this property uin 275682 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 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>Despite recent progress in staff representation and progression, for example improvements in the number of women in leadership positions in higher education (HE), there is more to be done to create a HE workforce that is representative of British society.</p><p>On 1 February 2019, the government announced measures to tackle inequalities and improve outcomes for underrepresented groups in HE. These measures include asking the HE sector to take action to eliminate ethnic disparities in their workforce and support better outcomes for ethnic minority staff. UK Research and Innovation will also be commissioning a review to understand and address equality and diversity disparities in research and innovation funding.</p><p> </p><p>HE providers are independent, autonomous bodies and are responsible for decisions about who they employ and the terms and conditions of employment they offer. Like every employer they must meet their obligations under the Equality Act 2010 and give due consideration to the way their recruitment, retention and promotion practises affect different sections of their communities and staff at different stages of their career.</p><p> </p><p>The Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers states that ‘diversity and equality must be promoted in all aspects of the recruitment and career management of researchers’. We expect to see this commitment reinforced as a revised Concordat is published in Autumn 2019.</p><p> </p><p>The Race Equality Charter also helps HE providers to identify and address institutional and cultural barriers that may be impacting on minority ethnic staff and students. By improving the representation, progression and success of minority ethnic staff within HE we can ensure that everyone who has the potential to thrive at university, both as a student and as a member of staff, does so.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore remove filter
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less than 2019-07-15T13:44:41.927Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T13:44:41.927Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gordon Marsden more like this
1131200
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star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Doctors: Training 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect on the economy of the number of people undertaking doctoral training. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
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Gordon Marsden remove filter
star this property uin 263056 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 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s target to reach a total of 2.4% of GDP invested in R&amp;D by 2027 will mean increasing the numbers of highly trained people working in research and innovation including those undertaking doctoral training.</p><p> </p><p>Business-academia collaborations, decisions by internationally mobile companies to locate their R&amp;D functions in the UK and the development of industrial clusters of companies all rely on access to pools of talented researchers. In addition, industrial clusters, particularly in the pharmaceutical industry, are often co-located in regions where there are also high quality research intensive universities. This co-location enables the flow of graduates and post-graduates between institutions and companies.</p><p> </p><p>More broadly, a 2015 review on the impacts of doctoral training found that the overwhelming majority of doctoral graduates continued to be involved in the creation of new knowledge, innovation and development of new products and processes, both in the academic and business sectors. Employers highly valued the specialists knowledge and problem-solving skills possessed by doctoral graduates. <a href="https://www.ukri.org/files/skills/full-report-idc-pdf/" target="_blank">https://www.ukri.org/files/skills/full-report-idc-pdf/</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore remove filter
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less than 2019-06-17T16:37:28.67Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T16:37:28.67Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gordon Marsden more like this
1131082
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Postgraduate Education 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions has he had with (a) university groups and (b) UK Research and Innovation on the sustainability of current funding for PHD qualifications. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
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Gordon Marsden remove filter
star this property uin 262245 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>I regularly meet with universities, university groups and UKRI to discuss a number of issues. The government’s target to reach a total of 2.4% of GDP invested in R&amp;D by 2027 will mean increasing the numbers of highly trained people working in research and innovation, including PhD graduates. In 2017/18, UKRI’s direct funding was supporting around 22,000 studentships, about 22% of the UK total. In addition, Research England’s QR Research Degree Programme (RDP) supervision fund provides more than £250 million of annual funding contributing to the costs that universities face in supervising research degree programmes.</p><p> </p><p>In many cases, this investment is also made in partnership, leveraging further support from higher education institutions and industry to maximise the impact from the public investment. For example, in 2019, UKRI invested £100m in 16 new Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) in Artificial Intelligence, based at 14 UK universities with 300 partners. Project partners are investing £78 million in cash or in-kind contributions and partner universities are committing a further £23 million, resulting in an overall investment of more than £200 million.</p><p> </p><p>Given the large commitments partner universities make to these investments, we are mindful of the need to maintain sustainability. UKRI is currently developing a plan for the delivery of the government’s 2.4% target with stakeholders to ensure that we not only achieve these ambitious targets but do so in a manner that is sustainable and ensure long-term impact.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore remove filter
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less than 2019-06-13T16:37:27.67Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T16:37:27.67Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gordon Marsden more like this
1131085
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Technology: Postgraduate Education more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect on the UK economy of the Government's Industrial Strategy proposals to increase the number of people undertaking a high-tech PhD. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
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Gordon Marsden remove filter
star this property uin 262246 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 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>The Government has made significant progress in delivering our Industrial Strategy commitments. Through the Industrial Strategy, the Government has committed to increasing overall investment in R&amp;D to 2.4% of GDP by 2027 and 3% in the longer term.</p><p>In order to reach the 2.4% R&amp;D target, we need to continue to attract, retain and develop research talent. This is why the government is investing in talent programmes delivered by the National Academies and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).</p><p>The Government has increased its investments in PhDs to support the delivery of this target and the Industrial Strategy Grand Challenges including:</p><ul><li>In 2017, we announced funding of £300m over four years to increase the number of PhDs and fellowship programmes which will develop research talent and attract the brightest minds to the UK.</li><li>In April 2018, we announced a sector deal between government and industry that will put the UK at the forefront of the AI industry. As part of this, UKRI has invested £100m in 16 Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) to support 1000 new AI PhDs.</li></ul><p>Alongside this, UKRI invests in CDTs more broadly, including the recent £446m investment in 75 CDTs across the engineering and physical sciences.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore remove filter
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less than 2019-06-13T13:04:13.257Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T13:04:13.257Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gordon Marsden more like this
1128579
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star this property date less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Higher Education: Standards 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 he plans to introduce the teaching excellence framework by subject level for the 2019-20 academic year. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
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Gordon Marsden remove filter
star this property uin 257651 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>Dame Shirley Pearce is currently conducting an independent review of the operation of the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF), as required by section 26 of the Higher Education and Research Act 2017. She has spent several months collecting evidence through a “call for views” and an extensive series of listening sessions and we expect her to report in the summer. Alongside the review, the Office for Students (OfS) has been carrying out the second year of a pilot of subject-level TEF. This will conclude shortly and the OfS will publish its findings. We will await Dame Shirley’s recommendations, and take account of the evidence from the subject-level TEF pilot, before making a decision on the next phase of the TEF.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 257652 more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T12:49:49.327Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T12:49:49.327Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gordon Marsden more like this
1128580
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star this property date less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Higher Education: Standards 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 the timeframe is for the publication of the report on the independent review of the teaching excellence framework. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
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Gordon Marsden remove filter
star this property uin 257652 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 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>Dame Shirley Pearce is currently conducting an independent review of the operation of the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF), as required by section 26 of the Higher Education and Research Act 2017. She has spent several months collecting evidence through a “call for views” and an extensive series of listening sessions and we expect her to report in the summer. Alongside the review, the Office for Students (OfS) has been carrying out the second year of a pilot of subject-level TEF. This will conclude shortly and the OfS will publish its findings. We will await Dame Shirley’s recommendations, and take account of the evidence from the subject-level TEF pilot, before making a decision on the next phase of the TEF.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 257651 more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T12:49:49.377Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T12:49:49.377Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gordon Marsden more like this
1127751
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star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education: Finance 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, for what reason Government funding was withdrawn for the Quality Assurance Agency's regulatory and Quality Assurance licensing of Access Validating Agency's for the new academic year 2019-20. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
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Gordon Marsden remove filter
star this property uin 256937 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 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>Under the Higher Education and Research Act 2017, the Office for Students cannot pay the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) to regulate or quality assure Access Validating Agency’s or Access to Higher Education Courses beyond 31 July 2019.</p><p> </p><p>The department has spoken with the QAA to discuss how it is adapting to the conclusion of these historic contracts and will hold further discussions later in the year.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore remove filter
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less than 2019-06-04T07:42:47.95Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T07:42:47.95Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gordon Marsden more like this