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Celebrations will have continued long into the weekend for students at Tower Hamlets College, who produced the best crop of A-Level results to date.

aa-Mar31-michaelfarley.jpgA £180million bursary scheme to help the most vulnerable teenagers will replace the Education Maintenance Allowances which were scrapped in England last year.

Education Secretary Michael Gove told the Commons this week that 12,000 students with the greatest needs will receive an annual bursary of £1,200 if they continue their education and the revised system would provide a "more targeted" support system.

IMG_3718.JPGMembers of the University and College Union took strike action across the UK today to protest at changes to pensions and pay cuts.

Staff from Tower Hamlets College, Greenwich University and University of East London took to picket lines over what they believe to be unfair increases in their pension contributions and moves to raise the retirement age.

Mothiur.JPGA former Tower Hamlets College student is helping London to prepare for the 2012 Olympic Games.

Mothiur Rahman has bagged himself a paid apprenticeship with LOCOG, working across various departments, after impressing an interview panel and being picked as one of 15 apprentices from all over the UK.


By Jim Fitzpatrick

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I'm not a pessimist by nature, but even I have to concede that it's difficult to side-step the effect that the Con-Dem Government's plans are having on people.

There have been messages a-plenty in my inbox, indicating a high level of concern - even anxiety - on such issues as the abolition of the Education Maintenance Allowance.

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