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Hannah’s Erasmus Story

by Steve Beasant on 8 September, 2016

Hannah’s erasmus experience gave her the skills, confidence and experience she needed to succeed. Read her story and find out why we must save Erasmus: This article was written by Hannah Bettsworth, and was published on 31st August on the Liberal Democrats Website.  I went to the Universidad de Salamanca in Spain for my Erasmus […]

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The Liberal Democrats have slammed the fall in non-EU students studying at British universities. Alistair Carmichael, the party’s Home Affairs spokesperson, lambasted the fall which he said showed the government’s fixation with their immigration target was undermining Britain’s economy and the university sector. Long-term immigration to the UK for all immigrants for study has dropped […]

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Figures uncovered by Tim Farron and revealed in the Daily Telegraph show that 95 school playing fields have been sold between the Games in August 2012 and the end of 2015, at a rate of two playing fields a month. Tim Farron, the leader of the Liberal Democrats which uncovered the figures through Parliamentary Answers, said: “These figures clearly […]

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The Mirror reports that Theresa May is poised to scrap a ban on new selective schools being set up. Lib Dem leader Tim Farron said he was “utterly opposed” to bringing back grammar schools. “Grammar schools segregate children. “By 11, when children typically sit the test for grammar schools, only three quarters of the poorest […]

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The Guardian reports that the Ofsted chair, David Hoare, has come under fire for describing the Isle of Wight as a poor ghetto that suffers from inbreeding. Hoare, a former City banker, said the island was blighted by a “mass of crime, drug problems, huge unemployment” and underperforming schools. His extraordinary comments provoked a strong […]

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Liberal Democrat MP for Leeds North West Greg Mulholland has given his support to a new education pack produced by NHS Blood and Transplant, the organ donation organisation for the UK. The pack has been created by teachers and clinicians and equips secondary school teachers with the knowledge to educate and engage key stage 3 […]

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The Guardian reports that the Liberal Democrat leader, Tim Farron, has promised that his party will seek to block any government attempt to create new grammar schools, arguing that these are “not the drivers of social mobility” their proponents claim. “The Liberal Democrats are the party of education, and that means we believe in an […]

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On 21st July, the Liberal Democrat MP for Southport and Lib Dem Spokesperson for Education John Pugh has criticised universities which are already advertising annual tuition fees above the current £9,000 cap, a move which breaks current rules. John Pugh criticised the Conservative government for not being more open about their plans for university funding […]

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The Liberal Democrats have launched a campaign to protect the UK’s place in Erasmus. Over 3 million British students have been able to study and work abroad in Europe thanks to the EU funded exchange programme. Now due to the looming Brexit, over 100,000 students in the coming years face the threat of being denied […]

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Figures uncovered by the Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron in a Parliamentary written question show that a large number of. pupils were underachieving. The concerning figures show that 19,380 students achieved an E as their highest grade amounting to around three per cent of those taking the exams. Tim Farron told The Sun: “Many of […]

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