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Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Question (8 Jun 2022)

Michelle Donelan: I have rebooted our university access regime to focus on real social mobility. Universities are being asked to set new targets on improving attainment in schools, reducing drop out rates and increasing degree apprenticeships. We are also launching a new National State Scholarship for high achieving young people from lower income households, helping them to fulfil their dreams at...

Women and Equalities: Women in STEM Apprenticeships (8 Jun 2022)

Michelle Donelan: We are supporting more women to access traditionally male-dominated fields such as STEM—science, technology, engineering and mathematics—and those that offer the highest wage returns. Our apprenticeship diversity champion network is championing gender representation among employers and industries where improvement is needed, and we are promoting STEM apprenticeships to girls in schools.

Women and Equalities: Children with Autism: Classroom Support (8 Jun 2022)

Michelle Donelan: The SEND—special educational needs and disabilities—and alternative provision Green Paper aims to create a more inclusive education system to improve outcomes for children and young people with SEND. We are providing nearly £12 million to help the schools and further education workforce to support children with SEND, including autism, ensuring that their needs are met early and effectively.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Department of Education: Public Expenditure (31 May 2022)

Michelle Donelan: The department engages regularly with HM Treasury about investment in schools, including capital investment. The department’s budget was set at the Spending Review and included £19.4 billion in capital funding to support the education sector between the 2022/23 and 2024/25 financial years. From this, we have announced £1.8 billion to help maintain and improve the condition of school...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Qualifications: Ukraine (31 May 2022)

Michelle Donelan: The UK and Ukraine are both signatories to the Lisbon Recognition Convention. The UK is also a signatory to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation Global Recognition Convention, which will soon come into force. The terms of these Conventions oblige the UK to recognise higher education qualifications and qualifications giving access to higher education unless they...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Department for Education: Staff (26 May 2022)

Michelle Donelan: I refer the hon. Member for Brighton, Kemptown to the answer I gave on 17 May 2022 to Question 434. The department’s staff are spending plenty of time in the office working together, building professional connections and promoting innovation, but we are also giving flexibility where that helps people work more effectively. That’s why on 27 April 2022, the department asked its staff to...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Education: Higher Education and Skills in Local Communities (25 May 2022)

Michelle Donelan: Today I am announcing a national programme which will be delivered by The Open University. The Open University will partner with 10-12 further education (FE) providers in England to support the delivery of high quality level 4 and 5 courses in areas where there is currently limited provision. As a government we are working to level up the country, and access to high quality education at...

Great British Railways Headquarters: Swindon’s Bid (24 May 2022)

Wendy Morton: ...reiterated the point that this particular bid, like so many, comes with the support of many neighbours and colleagues. In this instance, we have my right hon. Friend the Member for Chippenham (Michelle Donelan) and my hon. Friends the Members for North Swindon (Justin Tomlinson), for Devizes (Danny Kruger) and for Salisbury (John Glen). I think they were the ones mentioned.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Students: Loans (24 May 2022)

Michelle Donelan: The government has not yet decided on what interest rates will be applied to student loans from September 2022. The department will be considering all options over the coming months and will confirm in due course the rates to apply from 1 September. Changes to student loan interest rates will not increase monthly student loan repayments. Monthly repayments are calculated as a fixed percentage...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Students: Loans (24 May 2022)

Michelle Donelan: I refer the hon. Member for Bristol West, to the answer I gave on 19 May 2022 to Question 304.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Universities: Antisemitism (24 May 2022)

Michelle Donelan: As part of our work to tackle the scourge of antisemitism, the government works closely with the Community Security Trust, a charity whose purpose is to provide safety, security, and advice to the Jewish community – and who publish annual data about the number of antisemitic incidents in the UK. Their figures for 2021 show a record number of antisemitic incidents within higher education...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Students: Finance (24 May 2022)

Michelle Donelan: The information requested is not held centrally.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Higher Education: Standards (24 May 2022)

Michelle Donelan: We want all students, regardless of their background, to benefit from high quality world-leading higher education. The government is committed to tackling low-quality courses and ensuring that students and the taxpayer see returns on their investment and receive value-for-money. We are taking forward significant regulatory reform with the Office for Students (OfS) to introduce a more rigorous...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Universities: Freedom of Expression (24 May 2022)

Michelle Donelan: This government believes that freedom of speech and academic freedom are fundamental pillars of our higher education (HE) system and that protecting these principles should be a priority for universities. That is why the Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill was introduced on 12 May 2021. The Bill will strengthen existing freedom of speech duties and directly address gaps within the...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Universities: Advertising (24 May 2022)

Michelle Donelan: This government believes in greater transparency from higher education (HE) providers so that prospective students can inform their decision making with meaningful comparisons between different providers and courses. I have announced that all universities and other registered HE providers should prominently display their completion rates and progression to graduate jobs on every advert,...

Education: Low-Performing Areas: Education Funding (23 May 2022)

Nadhim Zahawi: I am sure that the whole House will join me in sending our well wishes to the Minister for Higher and Further Education, my right hon. Friend the Member for Chippenham (Michelle Donelan), as she is fighting covid and, I am sure, will defeat it. To help all pupils to achieve their potential, I have increased core schools funding by £4 billion, which is a 7% increase in cash terms per pupil...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Uni Connect Programme: Finance (23 May 2022)

Michelle Donelan: The Uni Connect programme was originally set up as a four-year investment programme to support the creation of a strong and versatile network of local partnerships, aimed at providing sustained outreach to young people across England. During this initial start-up phase, funding was set at £60 million to support the establishment of local partnerships and establishing projects to support...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Students: Loans (23 May 2022)

Michelle Donelan: The Lifelong Loan Entitlement (LLE) will be accessible from 2025, providing individuals with a loan entitlement the equivalent of four years of post-18 education (£37,000 in today’s fees), to use over their lifetime. The government has already introduced key legislation as part of the Skills and Post-16 Education Act 2022. As part of the pathway towards the LLE, the department will also...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Veterans (23 May 2022)

Michelle Donelan: The administration of Troops to Teachers undergraduate bursaries is undertaken by the Initial Teacher Training (ITT) funding team, alongside other ITT funding. In academic year 2021/22 the team is administering funding for approximately 6,000 trainees in total. The ITT Funding team consists of 6 full-time equivalent staff members and the administration of this funding is undertaken...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Education: Higher Education Update (23 May 2022)

Baroness Barran: My Right Honourable Friend, the Minister of State for Higher and Further Education (Michelle Donelan) has laid the following statement. Today I am providing an update on my commitment in September 2020 to reduce regulatory burden in Higher Education. Bureaucracy has a direct impact on how well providers can do their jobs: every pound spent on unnecessary bureaucracy is a pound that is not...


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