12 August 2014
We believe that decoupling the AS level from the A level, creating a standalone qualification which will not contribute to an A level grade, will be detrimental to many students wanting to progress through post-16 study. We are calling for a full reversal of the decoupling of the AS and A level, allowing students to take an AS level as part of their full A level qualification.
6 August 2014
Policy Review opinion piece by million+ CEO on David Willetts' proposal to overhaul the student loans system in England
Pam Tatlow, Chief Executive, million+ examines the proposed plans by David Willetts, now Ex-Minister for Higher Education, Science and Skills, that explored a scheme in which universities would be asked to shoulder responsibility for some of the loans of their students in return for permission to raise tuition fee.
23 July 2014
million+ are supporting a petition led by the independent Think Tank Bright Blue to remove international students from net migration targets.
16 July 2014
BBC News - Greg Clark universities minister as Willetts steps down
15 July 2014
It is unusual for Ministers tasked with introducing highly controversial reforms to be remembered fondly but David Willetts ticked the boxes in terms of integrity and as a result won respect even among those who were strongly opposed to the government's policies.
23 May 2014
The hidden educational benefits of free-to-play computer games will be revealed in a student project at the Abertay Digital Graduate Show, which opened Friday 23 May.
8 May 2014
London Metropolitan University's specialist business incubator, Accelerator, hosted a round-table event for the Australian Minister for Communications, the Honourable Malcolm Turnbull MP.
2 May 2014
Pam Tatlow, Chief Executive, million+ was quoted today (02 May) in a BBC article following an annoucement by the Secretary of State for Education that a review into Teacher Training Courses is to be undertaken.
3 April 2014
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 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
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
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 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
What is the value of the RAB charge on student loans for the Treasury to break even?
10 March 2014
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.
Smarter Regions Smarter Britain: Boosting regional growth through universities