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Higher education news from UK Parliament.

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Lords debates private members’ bills
Members discuss wellbeing, whistleblowing and cheating services for students. Learn more
28 June 2021
Detailed check of Professional Qualifications Bill continues
Members press the government on the purpose and drafting of the bill. Find out more
23 June 2021
Lords debates levelling up of opportunities for children
Members debate the education and health of children of the UK affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Catch up
18 June 2021
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Gavin Williamson MP and Ofsted give evidence in accountability hearings
Secretary of State Gavin Williamson and Ofsted’s Chief Inspector of Schools Amanda Spielman give evidence.
10 June 2021
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
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