The university is demolishing an existing block of flats to build new halls of residence with nearly 800 beds.Read the full story ›
The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority are set to agree funding worth £6.5m towards creating a University of Peterborough.
The business case to increase students currently studying at University Centre Peterborough (UCP) will be discussed at a Combined Authority meeting next week.
The aim of the cash is to secure an independent fully-fledged University of Peterborough.
The in principle funding, to be used over the next three years, looks to increase university student numbers in the city to 3,000 by 2022 by expanding the curriculum, recruiting staff and boosting the city’s Higher Education profile.
Not only will it create opportunities for our young people and attract and develop a better skilled workforce for employers it will lead to the creation of thousands of new jobs and a provide a significant boost to the local economy.
This is just the start of our commitment to make the University of Peterborough a reality.
The new college will become one of the biggest colleges in the country, hoping to employ 1,500 staff.Read the full story ›
Courses will begin in September next year.Read the full story ›
The mistake was made in a final year History exam.Read the full story ›
It has been revealed that a viral video of a student finishing an assignment in a Cheltenham nightclub was fake news.Read the full story ›
The iconic badges earned by girl guides are being given a makeover designed to help prepare youngsters for the modern world.Read the full story ›
Half a million students will sit tougher, reformed GCSEs in English and Maths this year. Exams for 16-year-olds start next week and are supposed to reflect a much more rigorous and demanding curriculum. Some say they will reflect rising standards. But many headteachers say the new exams have been introduced too quickly and involve too much rote learning or memorisation. So is it change for the better or worse? Our social affairs correspondent Christine Alsford reports.
Interviewees: Joe Were, English teacher; Simon Graham, Headteacher; Chris McGovern, Campaign for Real Education; Stuart Ramsey, Assistant Headteacher; Helen Jones, Deputy Headteacher.
Pupils have been learning breathing techniques to help them cope with the stress of exams.Read the full story ›