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Higher education news from UK Parliament.

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First session of post-16 education inquiry to investigate how UK compares to other OECD countries
Committee to take evidence from their inquiry on the future of post-16 qualifications
25 March 2022
Lords debates government policy on new teachers
Initial Teacher Training, recruitment and the supply of teachers on the agenda. Catch up
19 November 2021
House of Lords chamber during a debate
Four short debates in the Lords
Members debate student exchange, cadet forces, human rights and elections in Belarus. Catch up
22 July 2021
Post-Brexit higher education in Wales to be explored by MPs
Committee to hold a one-off evidence session with representatives from Welsh universities on how UK Government policies have affected higher education in Wales
30 June 2021
Lords debates private members’ bills
Members discuss wellbeing, whistleblowing and cheating services for students. Learn more
28 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
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
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
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