Call to hand education powers to Yorkshire and the North following new government higher education scheme

Northern leaders are calling for greater powers over education to be handed to local authorities and increased input from metro mayors after Boris Jonson unveiled plans to help those made redundant during the pandemic retrain for new positions.

Tuesday, 29th September 2020, 5:23 pm

The Prime Minister announced a series of reforms today to further and higher education, including adults in England without an A-level or equivalent qualification will be offered a fully funded college course, to help boost the post-Covid economy.

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As part of the guarantee they will also be given the opportunity to study at a time and location that suits them.

Northern business and education leaders are calling for greater powers over education to be handed
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Yorkshire students urged to act responsibly by region’s higher education chiefs

Higher education leaders in the region have urged students to act responsibly as hundreds of thousands prepare to start term, Ruth Dacey reports.

Monday, 21st September 2020, 4:45 pm

Updated Monday, 21st September 2020, 4:59 pm

Nearly 200,000 students studied in Yorkshire last year, and the start of this semester will see a two per cent rise of undergraduates starting at universities across the region, compared with last year, according to UCAS.

As the new increased cohort of students, alongside those returning, prepare to start term higher education leaders across the region have warned students to “do the right thing by following the rules”.

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Professor Shirley Congdon, the chair of Yorkshire Universities, a group representing 12 institutions in the region, told The Yorkshire Post: “In this period what I will say [to students] is please

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