John Swinney, Scotland’s deputy first minister, has promised that EU students will still receive free tuition at Scottish universities after Brexit, at a potential cost of £300m.
The deputy governor of the Bank of England has quit after just two years in one of the most prominent central banking roles.
Justine Greening, the new education secretary, is now in charge of universities as well as schools.
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Startup universities could be given degree-awarding powers from the first day they open their doors to students, under government proposals to fast-track the establishment of new “challenger institutions” offering cheaper and less traditional courses.
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Teachers have voted overwhelmingly to reject the government’s Prevent strategy, designed to tackle extremism, over concerns that it causes “suspicion in the classroom and confusion in the staffroom”.
An estimated 800,000 people have dropped off the electoral register since the government introduced changes to the system, with students in university towns at highest risk of being disenfranchised, the Guardian has learned.
The Scottish National party first won power at Holyrood on a promise of abolishing all student debt, but quickly found that was unaffordable. Instead, student borrowing in Scotland is increasing at a record rate, by more than £500m a year.