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Letters: How water from roofs can be prevented from overwhelming sewerage

SIR - I recall, as a retired chartered surveyor, that in my early career it was common practice to pipe roof rainwater into soakaways within the curtilage of a new property.

Flexible working - Research Professional News

David Latchman welcomes proposals to support different study paths but says more clarity is needed

Birkbeck master cleared of misconduct after latest retraction

Long-running investigation into David Latchman"s UCL laboratory finds evidence of deliberate research misconduct, but concludes he was unaware of it

University College London Geneticist Cleared of Wrongdoing

A second investigation by the school concludes that David Latchman, also the head of Birkbeck, University of London, was not involved in the image manipulation found in papers he coauthored.

UCL clears Latchman over long-running fraud allegations - Research Professional News

David Latchman, the master of Birkbeck, University of London, "had no knowledge of, or involvement in" incidents of scientific fraud that took place on projects in which he was involved at University College London, according to an internal hearing.

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We are at a critical juncture on lifelong learning

The lifelong education commission is calling for changes - including a rule that needs abolishing, writes David Latchman

Bringing universities into the 21 Century: supporting onsite teaching with virtual learning - HEPI

This blog was contributed by Professor David Latchman, Vice-Chancellor at Birkbeck, University of London. After 18-months of enforced online learning, it is not surprising that most students were keen to return to onsite teaching and the unique opportunities that in-person university life presents. There are good reasons why the in-person model is so enduring.

An English Social Mobility Index: new report proposes a ranking of universities" impact on social mobility - HEPI

The Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) is today publishing a new paper, Designing an English Social Mobility Index (HEPI Debate Paper 27), which offers a methodology for comparing the contribution of individual English higher education providers" to social mobility. The Index challenges the often-made assumption that only particular kinds of universities make a substantial impact on social [...]

Britain"s economic recovery relies on securing better support for mature learners | Wonkhe

For the reskilling necessary to rebuild the economy, Britain needs to take seriously the needs of mature learners, says David Latchman

Opportunity to reset: Labour"s lifelong learning commission | Wonkhe

David Latchman grapples with some of the challenges facing the Labour Party"s lifelong learning commission.

To stop poor students giving up on university, we must offer them places now | David Latchman

Unconditional offers for places on foundation courses would give disadvantaged students the support they need

Adult education, mental health and democracy | Letters

Letters: Readers respond to a Guardian editorial about the vital role that adult education plays in society and the threats it faces

Skidmore: don"t leave universities out of lifelong learning plans

Former universities minister says there is a danger reforms will focus too narrowly on colleges

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Campaign calls for adult learning entitlement

Former prime minister Gordon Brown is among those supporting the Right2Learn campaign, launched today

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Employers to step up skills investment as Covid transforms work - CBI/Birkbeck Education & Skills Survey | CBI

Employers to step up skills investment as Covid transforms work - CBI/Birkbeck Education & Skills Survey

CBI: Education system must change to support flexible study | WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)

Shorter and more flexible courses could encourage more people of all ages to improve their skills and life chances at university.

Employers To Step Up Skills Investment As COVID Transforms Work - CBIi/Birkbeck Education & Skills Survey

41% of employers plan on increasing investment in training compared with pre-COVID levels in response to accelerating changes to work, according to the 2021 CBI/Birkbeck, University of London Education and Skills Survey.

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Flexible working - Research Professional News

David Latchman welcomes proposals to support different study paths but says more clarity is needed