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MPs and peers launch inquiry into impact of Covid on fees and student rent

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Students, a cross-party group of MPs and Peers, is launching a short inquiry into the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on university students, with specific reference to student calls for rebates in tuition and accommodation payments.

UCAS extends January deadline as schools close

Students applying to start university or college in 2021 have an additional two weeks to complete their applications, following announcements in the UK to close schools and colleges, UCAS has announced.

Research England invites bids for £4m fund

Research England is launching a new fund in autumn 2018 to support the scaling up of existing, strategically-significant, internationally-collaborative research relationships between English Higher Education Institutions and universities and research organisations outside of the UK.

A maximum of £500,000 can be applied for through the £4m International Investment Initiative. Awards must be led by an English HEI in collaboration with a minimum of one international university or research organisation.

The primary use of the I3 awards must be for scaling up international research collaboration at the institutional or organisational unit level (e.g. faculty). The scheme will provide up to five years of funding which will be matched by bidders through cash or in-kind contributions.

Supported activities must not be eligible for funding through the Global Challenges Research Fund or the Newton Fund. The scheme will not directly support individual research projects.

Further details on the application and assessment processes, eligibility and funding criteria, and participating organisation co-investment requirements will be available on the Research England website in autumn 2018.

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