16th March 2017
How will Brexit affect British universities and will EU students still be able to study in the UK?
Since the referendum result to leave the European Union was announced last June, university executives, academic staff and politicians have speculated at length about the future of higher education in the UK.
Throughout 2017, a number of Brexit strategies will be proposed by EU member states, the UK government and individual universities. So what will these plans look like, and what could these changes mean for this year's student intake?
UK universities receive an additional 15 per cent in funding from the EU and some believe the UK could lose this if Brexit happens. It could also mean academics will struggle to cooperate on research projects. A change in visa arrangements for other European countries may also deter high-calibre academics from joining British universities.
'Music is a key to unlock a child's potential in so many different areas that are vital to a successful and happy life; we must protect music provision within schools'
Dr Amy Fancourt, Head of Psychology at Queen Anne’s School, Caversham outlines her views in response to a BBC article which states music 'could face extinction' in secondary schools.
Music in schools is critical to a well-rounded education. In addition to the enjoyment that music brings in and of itself, musical training also confers a number of advantages to other areas of life.
Music is so much more than an additional enjoyable activity to accompany a child's academic subjects. Music is a key to unlock a child's potential in so many different areas that are vital to a successful and happy life. We have a responsibility to ensure that music remains very much at the heart of our curriculum, integral to our education system and widely accessible to all.
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