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David Willetts

The latest news and articles featuring David Willetts, Minister of State (Universities and Science) Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

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Fairer university application system proposed
UCAS launches Admissions Process Review to consult on changes to the current university application system.

''Don't rely on state to boost innovation''
Willetts tells higher education and business leaders to work together on entrepreneurialism and innovation

Government to transform IT lessons
Government to develop a focus on software skills in schools, science minister David Willetts has said

Willetts: ''No scramble for uni places''
Government says it's roughly the same as last year as the number of A-level passes rises for the 29th year in a row

Unis ''will drop £9k fees in two years''
The Higher Education Policy Institute predicts that the average fee will come down to £7,500


Natural progress
Advances in bioscience research could prove a driving force in meeting the major challenges, believes BBSRC Chief Executive

It's about student needs
David Willetts tells David Allaby why vice-chancellors must rise to the challenge of student choice being the main driver for their funding and why fresh approaches are needed to make more of commercial opportunities from outstanding UK research

Cable''I make no apology for attacking the banks''
Spivs and gamblers did more harm to the British economy than Bob Crow could achieve in all his wildest Trotskyite fantasies, Business Secretary Vince Cable said at the Liberal Democrat conference