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More people would prefer their children to learn a trade than go to university – poll

More people (48%) would prefer their child to get a vocational qualification after leaving school instead of attending university (37%) or starting work (8%), a think-tank has found.

Published: 22 April 2021
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Hartlepool is ‘apprenticeship capital of England’ – by-election study

Hartlepool has more school-leavers who go on to advanced apprenticeships and other “higher technical” qualifications than anywhere else in England, a think-tank reveals today.

Published: 13 April 2021
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New opportunity: Events and Office Administrator

A fantastic opportunity to join the Social Market Foundation - Britain's leading cross-party think tank - in a role supporting the delivery of our events and day-to-day activities. Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday 20 April 2021

Published: 30 March 2021
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Reform immigration rules to provide more safe routes into the UK for refugees who can better contribute economically

In its ‘New Plan for Immigration’ the Government has re-stated its desire to continue prioritising the resettling of refugees. However, it also issues concern that those refugees struggle to find...
Published: 25 March 2021
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Black graduates get worse degrees and earn less than white peers

Black graduates of UK universities are less likely than their white peers to get a first-class degree, less likely to end up in graduate-level work and less likely to earn above £25,000, new data reveal today.

Published: 18 March 2021
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Universities and FE colleges fear “Hunger Games” battle for students after pandemic

Universities and Further Education colleges will be drawn into more “turf wars” and fights to attract new students in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, education leaders have warned.

Published: 17 March 2021
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