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Bolton has invested more than £1m in making their campus Covid secure. Huge sums have been spent on redesigning how the whole campus operates so that it is safe for the thousands of students and staff that will shortly arrive.
In this blog, our Social Mobility Lead, Professor Sonia Blandford, talks us through the current thinking behind the Govenment' recently announced triple lock for A level exams.
Last week saw a raft of new education policy announcements designed to protect the sector against the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Learning "on the job" for many people, is simply the best, and most appropriate way to understand what is required of them, as well as to perfect the skills necessary
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Yesterday, the prime minister has promised to offer an “opportunity guarantee” that will give “every young person the chance of an apprenticeship or an in-work placement”. This highlights yet again the Government’s commitment to the apprenticeship program.
Apprenticeships can be traced back to the 12th century where parents would sign a contract with a local tradesman, lasting 5-9 years, to fully quip them with the skills of that particular trade with the eventual aim of securing lifelong employment. 
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It has now been almost 3 months since schools in England first closed their doors due to the coronavirus pandemic. There is great concern that disadvantaged and vulnerable students will lose the most during this period and there is a concerted push from many social mobility organisations to reopen schools as soon as possible.
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RISE is a new think tank, part-funded by the University of Bolton, to conduct research into education and social mobility policy and practice, in the Bolton area, and nationally.
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RISE’s focus is on aspiration, social mobility, education, and its effect throughout a person’s life.
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Our team have a wealth of experience in the education sector and we have recruited key people from education, politics, business and the civil service.