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Higher education news from UK Parliament.

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Newton Rigg closure highlights urgent need for land-based education strategy
Parliamentary Committee criticises 'clear dissonance' between plans for UK's greener future and dwindling skills provision
29 April 2021
Private members' bills complete passage through Parliament
Bills await Royal Assent
27 April 2021
Universities Minister Michelle Donelan MP to appear before Education Committee
Minister for Universities Michelle Donelan will face questions from MPs during an accountability hearing with the Education Committee.
22 April 2021
Decisions of the Petitions Committee, 2 March 2021
The Committee has considered all e-petitions which had, before 25 February 2021, reached over 10,000 signatures and received a Government response. The Committee also agreed debates for a number of petitions with over 100,000 signatures that were awaiting debate.
04 March 2021
Scotland Minister questioned on Erasmus+ replacement, Brexit and pandemic impact on Scottish universities
The Scottish Affairs Committee will quiz Scotland Minister Iain Stewart on the implications of the pandemic and Brexit for Scotland’s universities.
23 February 2021
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MPs to hold a general debate on the proposal for a national education route map for schools and colleges in response to the covid-19 outbreak
MPs to hold a general debate on the proposal for a national education route map for schools and colleges in response to the covid-19 outbreak
12 February 2021
Universities and Scotland: Student voices heard at Scottish Affairs Committee round table
Scottish university students express their views on challenges they face during the coronavirus pandemic
14 January 2021
Education Committee announces two sessions
The Education Committee is holding a roundtable on access to further and higher education for working-class white pupils. The Committee will also hear from a Department for Education minister to consider the consequences of the lockdown on education and schools.
06 January 2021
Future of Scottish research funding post-Brexit to be considered by MPs
Committee will question senior officials from the Universities of Strathclyde, Glasgow and Abertay
04 December 2020
Education Secretary questioned on future UK-EU relationship on research and education
EU Services Sub-Committee publishes letter to Government on the future UK-EU relationship on research and education
03 December 2020
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Questions over Scottish Universities’ funding sustainability to be answered by Scottish Funding Council
Committee to question senior figures at Scotland’s premier research education funding body
09 November 2020
Scottish university representatives questioned on sector funding challenges
Scottish Affairs Committee examines the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on universities
06 October 2020
Lords to debate science research funding in universities report
Lords Science and Technology report debated on Wednesday 9 September 2020 from 3.30pm
07 September 2020
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