Posted by on March 10, 2017 at 9:00 am

Professor Robin Simmons, a leading expert on the experiences of young people categorised as NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training), talks about the government’s plans to replace some 13,000 existing qualifications with 15 new technical ‘T-levels’.

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Posted by on February 27, 2017 at 1:17 pm

Professor of Education Roy Fisher comments on the announcement that the Greater Manchester University Technical College (UTC) in Oldham, which opened its doors in 2014, is closing and says this is seen by many as the latest evidence that UTC’s were an idea whose time has not only gone, but never came in the first place.

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Posted by on February 8, 2017 at 1:22 pm

Professor Robin Simmons, a leading expert on the experiences of young people categorised as NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training), talks about the recent BBC News story discussing the report from the charity Education and Employers and gives his view on the claim that young people who have regular contact with employers whilst at

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Posted by on November 28, 2016 at 1:58 pm

Robin Simmons is a Professor of Education and a leading expert on the experiences of young people categorised as NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training). Here, he talks about a recent and conflicting BBC report, that on one hand blames the dismantling of the national careers service for the state of careers education.  But on the other

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Posted by on April 15, 2016 at 9:50 am

Dr Lisa Russell is a Senior Lecturer in Education and Community Studies at the University of Huddersfield. In light of the recent Unicef report, Dr Russell explains why the UK is lagging behind other rich countries on reducing inequalities between rich and poor children and what needs to be done for things to improve.

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