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9 December 2022: Event Report - Friday News Round

The second Friday News Round of the academic year was held online on December 9th.

After a warm welcome from Andrew Jones, the Director of Linking London, and Jakub Kowalewski, Partnership Officer, we started off with a short quiz on recent events in the education sector.

We then updated attendees on the latest Linking London activities and resources including the list of London T Level providers, London apprenticeship vacancy mapping, and a learner guide for T Levels in Health, Healthcare Science and Science. We also highlighted the Linking London brokerage service. Our resources are available on the Partner Area here.

Following from this, we offered some policy updates, including the Autumn Statement, Ofsted review findings, and the new developments related to the Office for Students thresholds. Afterwards, we focused on latest news related to BTECs, Foundation Years, and Access to HE.

Next, we covered the highlights of the recent data drops by the Department for Education and UCAS. We looked at the various statistics related to Adult FE, apprenticeships, graduate employment and earnings, and, finally, the end of cycle numbers from UCAS.

We concluded the meeting with the likely and the less likely future policy developments to look out for.

Feedback from attendees at our News Round events has been really positive:

“Great digest of what is happening in the world of education.” University colleague

“Extremely useful! Will be attending the next one!” University colleague

“Very informative.” College colleague


The next meeting will take place on 20 January 2023.


Slides and recording

To view the slides and the recording from the day please click here. This link will take you to the SharePoint Partner Area. You must be a Linking London member to access this website, if you do not have access or have any issues logging in, please email



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