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The Prime Minister described it as a “mutant algorithm”.  Social commentators were naturally outraged as it disproportionately upgraded the results

September 9, 2020
Video-conferencing provider Zoom last night blasted through analyst revenue and earnings expectations for the second quarter as the coronavirus pandemic continued to drive demand for its services.

When threatened, human beings automatically focus intently on the danger. This amazing ability to “zoom in” is why you’re here.

September 7, 2020

As schools prepare to return, so soon after the A-Level fiasco, there is a huge focus on education. However, one

September 1, 2020
Reopening UK schools in September without an effective test and trace system could result in a second wave double the size of the first, a study finds

You’d have to be on a desert island to miss the fact that in recent weeks pupils across the capital

August 31, 2020
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The Covid-19 pandemic has had a dramatic impact in a very short amount of time on people’s lives — worry

August 18, 2020
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This year’s intake of undergraduates to universities around the UK are already changing the world. It is the first time

August 17, 2020
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Every year without fail, school leavers and their parents have to hear the boasting, masquerading as reassurance, of some of

August 14, 2020
More than one third of A-level results downgraded

Around 35 per cent of A-level results have been downgraded by one grade, figures have revealed. The students affected will

August 13, 2020

Europe’s largest activist investor has upped its stake in education publisher Pearson to almost nine per cent, signalling plans to

August 3, 2020
The UK’s universities have written to the government to request financial assistance as they brace for an estimated £800m drop in income this academic year.

The UK’s universities have written to the government to request financial assistance as they brace for an estimated £800m drop

April 10, 2020
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A report last month by the Institute for Fiscal Studies has found that, although higher education is a very good

March 18, 2020
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Based on 35 years of experience, I am a proponent of the idea that “place matters”.  Businesses benefit from being

February 17, 2020

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