Skip to main content

Higher Education

An open letter from Education Secretary Gavin Williamson to parents, carers and guardians

Gavin Williamson, Education Secretary

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has written an open letter to parents, carers and guardians following the news that all primary schools, secondary secondary schools, special and alternative provision schools, colleges and further education settings will be opening to all pupils …

All students to return to school and college from 8 March and what you need to know

From Monday 8 March, schools and colleges will open to all pupils with asymptomatic COVID-19 testing in place. University students on practical courses will also return on Monday 8 March. The return of all pupils is a priority in the …

Women in STEM Week 2021: How we’re empowering the next generation

Posted by: , Posted on: - Categories: A Level, Exams and qualifications, GCSE, Higher Education, Schools, STEM

Throughout history, women have always played a crucial role within science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Though at times these contributions have been overlooked, or even forgotten, and Women in STEM week serves to celebrate the work of these pioneering …

Statement on misleading claims about the appointment of Lord Wharton as chair of the Office for Students

Posted by: , Posted on: - Categories: Higher Education, Students
News

Lord James Wharton was appointed chair of the Office for Students on Monday, 8 February. There are unfounded suggestions in the press that the appointment was not made in line with standard guidelines for such appointments. This is categorically untrue.

Delivering on the Government’s promise to provide world-class education, training and care

A child looking at a bunch of pencils - bought with school funding

Despite the unprecedented challenges the global Covid pandemic has created this year, the Department for Education has been delivering on the Government’s promise to provide world-class education, training and care for everyone, whatever their background.

What the new national restrictions mean for education settings

Student wearing face mask

On Saturday the Prime Minister announced that, from today, the country will enter a new period of national restrictions until at least 2 December. Unlike the last national lockdown in the spring, this time schools, nurseries and other education settings …