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Labour Party’s lifelong learning panel unveiled

Senior higher education figures are among 14 panel members named on the advisory panel of the Labour Party’s lifelong learning commission, which will explore how to make education free for all.

Graeme Atherton, chief executive of widening participation charity NEON, will sit on the panel, as will Amatey Doku, National Union of Students vice-president for higher education, and Matt Waddup, University and College Union head of policy and campaigns.

Among several senior university figures on the panel are David Latchman, master of Birkbeck University of London, and Vicky Duckworth, professor in education at Edge Hill University. The panel was announced by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who was speaking at the EEF manufacturers’ conference in London on 19 February.

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