3 April 2014

Local MP support for million+ manifesto for the regions reported in Grimsby Telegraph

Our new report sets out ways in which the regions could share a greater proportion of the nation's economic impact outside London and the South East. Parliamentary Correspondent Caroline Wheeler from the Grimsby Telegraph talks to the area's MPs about the million+ manifesto that adopts a new approach to tackling regional imbalances through universities.

1 April 2014

Business leaders in the North East welcome million+ report on regional growth

Business leaders in the North East have welcomed our new report Smarter Regions Smarter Britain which puts pressure on the government to tackle the regional imbalances in the economy. As reported in The Journal last week, our report revealed North East graduates contribute £1.4bn to the regional economy.

28 March 2014

Politics Home feature blog by million+ chief executive on new regional growth report

The publication of the new million+ report Smarter Regions Smarter Britain: Boosting regional growth through universities is the start of a campaign to ensure that the benefits of the economic recovery are more equally shared to create a smarter and fairer Britain. Pam Tatlow, Chief Executive, million+ discusses the manifesto for the regions as a guest blogger on Politics Home.

27 March 2014

million+ response quoted in the Guardian on HEFCE funding allocations for 2014-15

Pam Tatlow, Chief Executive, million+ has commented in the Guardian on the funding allocations announced by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) for the 2014-15 academic year. A combination of lower funding from government and a requirement to protect research budgets means the cuts will come in the provision of teaching.

14 March 2014

Student game developers win BAFTA after taking part in a games design contest at Abertay University

Student game developers DOS Studios won a BAFTA Ones to Watch Award last night at the British Academy Games Awards, having been nominated through Dare to be Digital. The eight-week student game design contest is held each summer for undergraduates at universities and colleges of art and is run by Abertay University in Dundee.

12 March 2014

London Economics: Higher Education fees and funding reforms in England

What is the value of the RAB charge on student loans for the Treasury to break even?

10 March 2014

Disney launches future internet games contest with Abertay University

In association with Abertay University, Disney and the Future Internet Consortium partners are launching The Future Internet Games Contest on 10 March, looking for experimental pervasive games that enable large groups of people to play together in the real world.

21 February 2014

PlayStation lab opens at Abertay University

Europe’s largest teaching laboratory of Sony PlayStation consoles has opened at Abertay University in Dundee, with students being provided with open access to 30 new PlayStation Vita development kits.

20 February 2014

Creative Front Futures event at Anglia Ruskin University

"Careers advisers and teachers need more support and training to enable them to open young people’s minds to the many exciting career paths available in the creative industries", according to Wayne Hemingway, guest of honour at the forthcoming Creative Front Futures. The event is one in a series of Creative Front Cambridgeshire initiatives led by Anglia Ruskin University.

19 February 2014

VC of London Metropolitan University talks to Central Lobby about future of UK higher education

The university sector has been transformed since the 1990s. Malcolm Gillies, vice-chancellor of London Metropolitan University, talks to Central Lobby about the future of UK higher education and the ‘fearsome’ toll rhetoric about immigration is having on foreign students.

27 January 2014

HELOA AGM and Annual Conference 2014

Pam Tatlow, Chief Executive, million+ has been invited to speak at the HELOA (Higher Education Liaison Officers Association) AGM and Annual Conference 2014. The conference will be held at The Palace Hotel in Manchester from Wednesday 29th - Friday 31st January.

15 January 2014

Evening Standard reports on the threat to Student Opportunity funding

Pam Tatlow, Chief Executive, million+ is quoted in the Evening Standard commenting on the threat to Student Opportunity funding. The Student Opportunity Allocation is similar to the pupil premium and is worth over £330 million a year. The proposed cuts could be up to 60% (nearly £220m).

19 December 2013

Excellence Through Partnerships Conference - 7 January 2014

Pam Tatlow, Chief Executive, million+ has been invited to speak at the Excellence Through Partnerships Conference at the University of Kent. The conference will be held in Woolf College and is open to all administrative staff.

18 December 2013

Season's Greetings from million+

Season's Greetings from all at million+ and many thanks to all those who have supported our work and attended our events and receptions over the last year.

4 December 2013

'The right degree is always worth it' - David Ellis discusses the value of university education

David Ellis' article in The Telegraph illustrates brilliantly why university education is so valuable for both the individual and for the economy. He references a 2013 report by million+ 'What's the value of a UK degree?' and emphasises that students are wise enough to make their own educational choices, which as a society we should therefore be encouraging rather than questioning.

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