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COVID-19 and Social Mobility Impact Brief #5: Graduate Recruitment and Access to the Workplace

The COVID-19 pandemic has already had a considerable impact on Britain’s job market. Job vacancies have reduced by 65% compared to the same period last year with thousands of jobs already lost and just under a third of businesses planning to cut the size of their workforce in the next three months. The Office for Budget responsibility has predicted that overall unemployment (which stood at 3.9% between March and May this year) could rise to as high as 13% in the wake of the crisis; considerably higher than following the 2008 recession, when it reached a high of 8%....


Date Published: 29th July 2020
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Beyond the bare minimum – Are universities and colleges doing enough for disabled students?

Disabled students now make up a significant part of the student population. In 2017, 13.2 per cent of students attending an English university or college reported having at least one disability.1 Disabled students contribute to a more diverse student body and bring a wider variety of views to the seminar room. Students and staff have campaigned for more inclusive practices on campus and against government reforms to their funding. Wider acceptance in society has broadened their opportunities for employment after graduation. Such contributions have made universities and colleges more accessible than ever before.


Date Published: 18th October 2019
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Free schools in England: 2019 report

Free schools are new, state-funded schools that are independent of local authorities. They were one of the flagship education reforms introduced by the 2010 Coalition Government, based on a similar concept in Sweden and charter schools in the United States and Canada.   The first free schools opened in September 2011 and they now number over 500, and are in every region in England. In September 2019, the prime minister confirmed a renewed commitment to the free schools programme, with a further 220 set to open over the coming years.   In November 2017 the Education Policy Institute published its first...


Date Published: 17th October 2019
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Great School Libraries Survey Findings and Update on Phase 1

The Great School Libraries (GSL) campaign is a three-year campaign launched in September 2018 spearheaded by CILIP (the library and information association), the School Library Association (SLA) and CILIP’s School Libraries Group (CILIPSLG) and sponsored by Peters.   The campaign seeks to engage with stakeholders at all levels including school library workers, parents, teaching staff, senior leadership and decision makers. Through evidence-based research, this campaign advocates for every child to have access to a great school library. The campaign aims to show that adequately funded and staffed school libraries deliver enhanced and independent learning as well as reading and curriculum...


Date Published: 17th October 2019
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State of Care 2018/19

The state of health care and adult social care in England 2018/19   Most of the care that we see across England is good quality and, overall, the quality is improving slightly.   But people do not always have good experiences of care and they have told us about the difficulties they face in trying to get care and support. Sometimes people don’t get the care they need until it’s too late and things have seriously worsened for them.   This struggle to access care can affect anyone.   Too many people find it hard to even get appointments, but the lack of access is especially...


Date Published: 15th October 2019
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