Saturday, October 19, 2019

Grade inflation fears prompt new voluntary code for UK degrees

Students will need to “consistently demonstrate” exceptional initiative and problem-solving skills to be awarded first-class honours in their undergraduate degrees, according to a...

Two thirds of unis teach sexual consent to students

Around two thirds of universities are teaching sexual consent classes, as concern mounts over abuse on campus.Edinburgh, Kent, Durham and Oxford are...

Reforming the Prevent strategy won’t work. It must be abolished | Ilyas Nagdee

The first-year law student too afraid to pick human rights law as a module at university. The student officer told to hand over...

Prince of Wales settles in at Cambridge university – archive, 9 Oct 1967

The arrival of Prince Charles at Cambridge yesterday to start his university career had all the appearances of a welcome given to a...

UCL workers to decide on strike action over 'unjust' outsourcing

Hundreds of cleaners, porters and security workers at University College London (UCL) are to be balloted on strike action as part of a...

UK universities 'making progress on tackling sexual harassment'

Universities in the UK have made progress in dealing with sexual harassment on campus, with nearly two-thirds introducing consent training for students, according...

How I found my vocation: 'As a black, deaf student, I work 10 times...

I feel like I’ve got two identities: being deaf and being black. It’s a double struggle to fit in and I’ve had to...

October 1920: Women granted full membership of Oxford University

The preamble for a statute providing admission of women to degrees at Oxford University was approved in February 1920: Oxford degrees...

Top scientists accuse Boris Johnson of ‘behaving like a clown’ over research funding

Two Nobel laureates and other top scientists are accusing Boris Johnson of destroying Britain’s global reputation by behaving “like a clown” and pursuing...

Just imagine if your school had seen a 5% annual funding rise since 2010,...

Sick of the slogan, Get Brexit Done? The new Conservative party mantra will almost certainly infuriate or seduce, depending on your view about...

Nobel peace prize nomination for schools breaking Northern Ireland’s barriers

Hazelwood Integrated primary school in North Belfast is a symbol of efforts to bring together a divided city. The school stands next to...

Minister orders summit with developers over student homes delay

The universities minister has called a summit to address the problem of unfinished student accommodation, which has resulted in hundreds of undergraduates having...

Did you solve it? Getting coins out of the bank

Earlier today I set you the following problem. It was a tricky one, and judging from the BTL comments the solution is eagerly...

Families lose high court challenge over special needs funding

Families who launched a landmark legal challenge to the government’s funding of services for children with special educational needs and disabilities (Send) have...

Children who bite others at nursery given ‘bite box’ to distract them

The boxes contain rubber toys and teethers (Picture: PA)Nursery staff have come up with a new way to deal with children who won’t...

William Wegman: ‘Weimaraners are serious and try hard. They’re spooky and shadowy’

William Wegman did not start his art career wanting to photograph dogs. But dogs, it turned out, wanted to be photographed by him....

'You could be Dina': teach children physical literacy, says Sport England

Children should be taught “physical literacy” in the same way they learn to read and write if the gold medal successes of athletes...

Science and language teachers to get £9,000 'staying on' bonus

New science and modern languages teachers in England will receive “staying on” bonuses of up to £9,000 from next year, as the government...

Supreme court chief's jibe at PM: let's hear it for the girly swots

The president of the supreme court, Lady Hale, has delivered a public rallying crying for “girly swots” in remarks that appeared directly aimed...

Top universities in US and UK took millions from Sackler family

Prestigious universities around the world have accepted at least $60m over the past five years from the family that owns the maker of...

The Niceties review – race and revolution explode into campus feud

First produced in Boston in 2018, Eleanor Burgess’s play sets up a fierce debate that covers race, revolution, American history and academic process....

Support for children with special educational needs 'in crisis'

Services for children with special educational needs and disabilities (Send) are in crisis, with families experiencing delays of up to 90 weeks and...

Landmarks in law: the case of the dead snail in the ginger beer

The classic case of the decomposing snail in the ginger beer is one of the first judgments law students learn about – and...