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star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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Department for Education more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Office for Students: Registration more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how long, on average, it takes for an application by an institution for registration with the Office for Students to be processed; and what has been (1) the longest, and (2) the shortest, time taken for such an application, broken down by institution type. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL17800 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 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>There is no meaningful average time for higher education establishments receiving an outcome on their Office for Students (OfS) registration application. This is because the time taken from initial receipt of the application to a final registration decision is dependent on a number of factors.</p><p> </p><p>These factors include the completeness of the application initially submitted, the scale of the clarificatory information requested by the assessor during the assessment process and the length of time taken by the provider to respond to such information requests. In addition, other factors include the time taken for the provider’s access and participation plan to be negotiated and approved and the likelihood of the provider to breach its ongoing conditions of registration, including the ways in which that would impact its students. Furthermore, consideration is also given to the overall readiness of the provider to be regulated.</p><p> </p><p>Cases where decisions that have been reached more quickly often relate to circumstances where the provider has submitted a near-complete application or where queries during the assessment have been minimal. More timely decisions can be made where the risk assessment suggests that the provider is unlikely to breach any of its ongoing conditions of registration.</p><p> </p><p>Cases that have taken longer to assess have typically involved several attempts to obtain relevant information from the provider.</p><p> </p><p>The risk assessment may also suggest either that the provider does not satisfy one or more initial conditions of registration (in which case the provider may make representations against the proposed decision to refuse registration), or that the provider may be at increased risk of breaching one or more of its ongoing conditions of registration, once registered.</p><p> </p><p>In these cases, the OfS is likely to conclude that the interests of students are best protected by taking regulatory action with which the provider must comply, such as applying specific conditions of registration or enhanced monitoring arrangements. Such occurrences would lengthen the timeframe for a decision on an application.</p><p> </p><p>The OfS will be publishing an analysis of the key themes that arose during the initial registration process in the autumn.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Berridge remove filter
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less than 2019-10-07T11:44:55.51Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T11:44:55.51Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
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2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
1144179
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Department for Education more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Students: Loans 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 remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many students who have overpaid their student loans since 2009–10 have yet to be refunded. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL17667 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> The information is not held centrally and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</ins></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Berridge remove filter
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less than 2019-09-09T16:46:35.963Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:46:35.963Z
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less than 2019-09-30T17:08:22.967Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-30T17:08:22.967Z
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4218
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
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134450
star this property answering member printed Baroness Berridge more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
1144149
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star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Department for Education more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Higher Education: Registration 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 remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what access a college which has been refused registration by the Office for Students has to an independent appeals process. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL17637 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The Higher Education and Research Act (HERA) sets out the procedure under which the Office for Students (OfS) refuses registration applications should a higher education provider not meet one or more of the OfS initial conditions of registration. The OfS will inform a provider to tell it they are minded to refuse its application. The provider then has an opportunity to make representations to the OfS, and it is only after considering these representations that the OfS takes a final decision. A provider may subsequently seek to challenge the decision through judicial review.</p><p> </p><p>While the OfS took on some of the responsibilities of the Higher Education Funding Council for England following its closure, the OfS was set up as a new organisation with a new remit and responsibilities. The OfS regulatory framework and its guidance to providers sets out how applications for registration are assessed. The department is unable to comment on individual cases related to the OfS registration process. Neither the department nor our ministers can intervene in judicial reviews of the decisions of the OfS.</p><p> </p><p>The OfS considers the impact on both current and prospective students before taking registration decisions. A decision to refuse is not taken lightly, but HERA is clear that a provider which does not meet the OfS initial conditions of registration must be refused. Circumstances for current students will vary at different providers. However, the OfS will always seek to work with the provider to ensure that students are supported to complete their studies – either at their current provider where existing students can continue to access student support for the purposes of teach out, or at a new provider. Higher education providers should have systems and policies in place to offer appropriate mental health support and signposting to specialist help where necessary.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Berridge remove filter
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HL17638 more like this
HL17639 more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:50:12.933Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:50:12.933Z
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4218
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
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2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
1167558
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
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Department for Education more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Solicitors: Training 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 remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the proposed withdrawal of Professional and Career Development Loans on those from low-income households seeking to qualify as solicitors through the Solicitors Qualifying Examination, which is scheduled to be introduced in 2021. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL566 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 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDLs) closed to new applicants in January 2019. The department identified the majority of prospective applicants had access to statutory loans, such as Advanced Learner Loans and postgraduate master’s loans, for the courses they intended to study. Demand for PCDLs had fallen significantly as a result.</p><p> </p><p>It was not possible to assess the impact of this decision on an examination that did not exist at the time.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Berridge remove filter
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less than 2019-11-05T14:30:20.103Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T14:30:20.103Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
1145211
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
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Department for Education more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Students: Rents 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 remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the rents levied by developers of student accommodation. more like this
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Lord Beecham more like this
star this property uin HL17738 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Higher education providers are autonomous bodies, independent from the government. The department plays no direct role in the provision of student residential accommodation.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> <ins class="ministerial">The department assesses student accommodation rent levels through the Student Income and Expenditure Surveys that have been undertaken at regular intervals since the mid-1980s. Information on student rents is also reported in the Accommodation Costs Surveys published jointly by the National Union of Students and the student housing charity, Unipol.</ins></ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> <ins class="ministerial">The report published by the independent panel supporting the Post-18 Review of Education and Funding recommends that the Office for Students:</ins></ins></p><blockquote><p><ins class="ministerial"><ins class="ministerial"> <ins class="ministerial">examines the costs of student accommodation; and</ins></ins></ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"><ins class="ministerial"><ins class="ministerial"><ins class="ministerial">works with students and providers to improve data about costs, rents, profits and quality.</ins></ins></ins></ins></p></blockquote><p><ins class="ministerial">The department has not yet taken decisions on these recommendations but will consider the panel’s proposals in due course.</ins></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Berridge remove filter
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less than 2019-09-09T16:46:52.663Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:46:52.663Z
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less than 2019-10-03T16:40:06.417Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-03T16:40:06.417Z
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4218
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
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134418
star this property answering member printed Baroness Berridge more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Beecham more like this
1167562
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star this property date less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
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Department for Education more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Universities: Finance 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 remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with UK Universities about concerns over the future finances of universities. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL570 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 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The Office for Students (OfS) is responsible for assessing and monitoring the financial sustainability of registered higher education (HE) providers in England. The English HE sector overall remains in reasonable financial health, according to the OfS, in its report published on 4 April 2019. The OfS has currently registered 388 HE providers. This means that it has assessed that each of those providers has met a registration condition of being financially sustainable looking out for a period of five years. The OfS will continually monitor providers’ compliance with this registration condition, as with all registration conditions, in a way that is appropriate to the circumstances of individual providers.</p><p>Ministers and officials in the Department for Education regularly discuss a wide range of issues relating to HE with the OfS. Similarly, Ministers and officials frequently meet representatives of individual HE providers and sector representative bodies.</p><p>Education is a devolved matter. The Department for Education is responsible for HE in England only. The OfS is the regulator for HE in England only.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Berridge remove filter
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less than 2019-11-05T14:40:22.623Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T14:40:22.623Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1152026
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star this property date less than 2019-10-23more like thismore than 2019-10-23
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Department for Education more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Universities: Racial Harassment more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Universities UK about the steps it is taking to reduce racial abuse on campuses. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL370 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 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
star this property answer text <p>Racial harassment is unacceptable and we cannot tolerate staff and students being victims of it at our world-leading universities.</p><p> </p><p>Higher education providers have clear responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010 and should discharge their responsibilities fully and have robust policies and procedures in place to comply with the law, to investigate and swiftly address incidents reported to them.</p><p> </p><p>The government will continue to work closely with partners, including Universities UK (UUK) and the Office for Students (OfS), to drive progress on matters of racial harassment and hatred in higher education. Department for Education officials meet with UUK and OfS at least quarterly to discuss progress on this area, drive momentum and communicate the government’s priorities.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Berridge remove filter
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less than 2019-10-31T13:44:37.697Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-31T13:44:37.697Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1151166
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star this property date less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
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Department for Education more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Engineering: Graduates more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of undergraduates who studied engineering at university who now work in the engineering industry post-graduation. more like this
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Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts more like this
star this property uin HL243 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 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
star this property answer text <p>Information on the destinations of students 6 months after leaving UK higher education is collected and published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) as part of the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey.</p><p>Latest statistics were published in June 2018 for students leaving their courses in the 2016/17 academic year, and are available at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.hesa.ac.uk/news/28-06-2018/sfr250-higher-education-leaver-statistics" target="_blank">https://www.hesa.ac.uk/news/28-06-2018/sfr250-higher-education-leaver-statistics</a>.</p><p>As part of the DLHE survey, HESA records the Standard Occupation Classification category of those respondents who were in employment. Of the UK and EU-domiciled leavers from undergraduate courses in engineering who responded to the survey, and were in employment 6 months after graduating, 49.8% were estimated to be employed in roles categorised as ‘engineering professionals’.</p><p>The share of engineering leavers employed as ‘engineering professionals’ varies across engineering subjects. For that reason, a more detailed subject breakdown has been provided in the table.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Share of engineering leavers<sup>1</sup> in engineering occupations<sup>2</sup> six months after graduation</strong></p><p><strong>UK higher education institutions</strong></p><p><strong>2016/17 leavers </strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Engineering subject </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Count<sup>3</sup> of survey respondents in employment</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Share of survey respondents employed as ‘engineering professionals’</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>General engineering</p></td><td><p>1,220</p></td><td><p>45.8%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Civil engineering</p></td><td><p>1,860</p></td><td><p>68.0%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mechanical engineering</p></td><td><p>3,520</p></td><td><p>57.1%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Aerospace engineering</p></td><td><p>950</p></td><td><p>34.8%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Naval architecture</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>58.5%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Electronic &amp; electrical engineering</p></td><td><p>2,475</p></td><td><p>39.3%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Production &amp; manufacturing engineering</p></td><td><p>445</p></td><td><p>39.9%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Chemical, process &amp; energy engineering</p></td><td><p>885</p></td><td><p>38.3%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Others in engineering</p></td><td><p>45</p></td><td><p>37.4%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total Engineering</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>11,450</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>49.8%</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Source: DfE Analysis of the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey</p><p>1. Graduates in engineering-based subjects have been defined using the principal categories H1 to H9 of the Joint Academic Coding System (JACS). More information on JACS codes can be found at the following link: <a href="https://www.hesa.ac.uk/support/documentation/jacs" target="_blank">https://www.hesa.ac.uk/support/documentation/jacs</a>.</p><p>2. Graduates categorised as being in Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) group 212 are considered to be in the ‘Engineering Professionals’ category. More information on SOC DLHE codes can be found at the following link: <a href="https://www.hesa.ac.uk/support/documentation/occupational/soc2010" target="_blank">https://www.hesa.ac.uk/support/documentation/occupational/soc2010</a>.</p><p>3. Counts are on the basis of full-person-equivalents. Where a student is studying more than one subject, they are apportioned between the subjects that make up their course.</p><p>4. Figures are rounded to the nearest 5<em>. </em></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Statistics about students leaving courses in the 2017/18 academic year will be published from HESA’s new Graduate Outcomes survey in April 2020. A key difference with this new survey is that employment activities will be measured 15 months after graduation, rather than after 6 months.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Berridge remove filter
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less than 2019-10-29T17:40:32.89Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-29T17:40:32.89Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts more like this
1156602
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star this property date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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Department for Education more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Universities: Intellectual Property more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance is given to UK universities about the risk of (1) hostile state actors, and (2) a reliance on funding from Chinese students and the theft of research and intellectual property from campuses. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
star this property uin HL482 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 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The government has developed bespoke advice, as part of the Trusted Research campaign, which will help UK universities and research institutions make informed decisions about international collaboration and, in doing so, protect their intellectual property, sensitive research and personal information. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) continue to work closely with the academic sector to improve their security practices and help protect academic establishments from threats.</p><p> </p><p>The government welcomes international students to study in the UK. We recognise that they enhance our educational institutions both financially and culturally. They enrich the experience of domestic students and they become important ambassadors for the UK in later life. In the recently published ‘International Education Strategy’, the government set out its ambition to increase the number of international students in the UK to 600,000. This is underpinned by measures to support the sector to attract students from all over the globe, including the recently announced Graduate Route, which will enable institutions to recruit on a sustainable basis.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Berridge remove filter
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less than 2019-11-05T14:49:26.883Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T14:49:26.883Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
1151161
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star this property date less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
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Department for Education more like this
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
star this property hansard heading EU Grants and Loans more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to commit to funding (1) the Erasmus+, and (2) the Horizon research, programme beyond 2020. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
star this property uin HL238 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
star this property answer text <p>The government places great value upon international exchange and collaboration in education and training. It is also committed to continuing to back UK researchers and innovators by supporting measures to enable world-class collaborative research and innovation. This will continue to be the case after we leave the EU and establish new relationships with institutions across Europe and the rest of the world.</p><p>If it is in the UK’s interests, we will seek to participate in some specific EU programmes as a third country. While the regulations for future EU programmes are still in the process of being developed, the draft Political Declaration envisages the possibility of UK participation in EU programmes like Erasmus+ and Horizon Europe post-2020. Officials are preparing for all eventualities and are considering a wide range of options with regard to the future of international exchange and cooperation in education and research.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Berridge remove filter
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less than 2019-10-30T17:58:38.193Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-30T17:58:38.193Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this