‘Open Doors’ project launches to tackle gender-bias in schools– BBC
Young female scientists and engineers will visit schools to describe their careers and inspire other young women. This follows a report from the Institute of Physics that suggests 49% of state schools are reinforcing gender stereotypes when it comes to A level subject choice. The BBC tells the full story here.
“Focus on apprenticeships is long overdue” – Telegraph
Chris Jones, Chief Executive of City and Guilds, agrees that the governments push towards employer-owned apprenticeships is a positive move. But in this article in the Telegraph he looks beyond the headlines, and towards some of the problems that are being faced by both employers and young people due to these new reforms.
UCAS Progress service launched in South West – UCAS
Teenagers in the South West are the first to benefit from the new UCAS Progress service (www.ucasprogress.com) which was launched this week, and which helps young people make the right choices after GCSEs. An article on the UCAS website gives the full details.
Disadvantaged British students given financial aid to study at Ivy League universities – TES
More than 60 state-educated pupils from across the UK are to receive £8.2 million in financial aid to attend top-rung universities in the USA, after taking part in a ground breaking new scheme. The pupils are among the 150 young people who participated in the Sutton Trust’s US programme in 2013. Read all about it in the TES.
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