Articles from House of Lords

CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE: Petitions Committee to question Ministers on Government strategy with questions from the public

On Wednesday 25th March, the Petitions Committee will hold an evidence session with Ministers and Government officials, including Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Jenny Harries, to scrutinise the Government’s response to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Treating students fairly: Students need a new fairer deal for studying after school

Main levers for improving social mobility lie within the education system

A cross departmental strategy needs big picture thinking with genuine local understanding Leading a debate on social mobility in the House of Lords yesterday evening (29 Jan) Baroness Tyler of Enfield asked how they plan to respond to the ten steps to improve social mobility contained in the Sutton Trust’s Mobility Manifesto published in November 2019 and the recommendations of the Social Mobility Commission’s 2019 State of the Nation Report:

Government urged to act now to end scandal of unpaid internships #PayInterns


Severe financial consequences for universities if #AugarReview recommendations are implemented

Severe financial consequences for universities if Augar Review recommendations about tuition fees are implemented, Lords Committee warns.

Government wasted £500k funding meant to help the most disadvantaged in the UK

Government wasted opportunity to help the most disadvantaged in the UK, Lords Committee finds

#AugarReview - The implications for science research funding

In his first appearance before Parliament since the publication of the Augar Review, the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee will question Dr Philip Augar and members of the Review of Post-18 Education and Funding on Tuesday 25th June.

Universities Minister to be quizzed on implications of #AugarReview for science research funding

On Tuesday 18th June and Wednesday 19th June the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee will take evidence for its inquiry on science research funding in universities.

Is funding for scientific research in universities at risk because of the #AugarReview ?

Over two evidence sessions on Tuesday 11th June, the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee will question witnesses from across the scientific community, including: Lord Willetts, The Russell Group, three National Academies and the Vice Chancellor of Lancaster University as part of its ongoing inquiry into science research funding for universities. 

MPs vote against seeking to negotiate UK participation in #Erasmus+

#ErasmusPlus - MPs vote against seeking to negotiate full membership of the EU’s Erasmus+ education and youth programme after #Brexit On 8 January, MPs voted against an amendment to the Withdrawal Bill Agreement on the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme. MPs voted against New Clause 10 being read a second time, by 344 votes to 254.


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