31 juillet 2017

University: why are more people being awarded firsts?

The Guardian homeMore UK universities and colleges are awarding the top grade to students, figures show. We want to hear from students and academics about why this is. More...

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My reverse culture shock: returning from a year abroad is tough

The Guardian homeAfter a life-changing year studying in Canada, coming back home felt like a backward step. More...

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University contracts could help students sue if tuition is poor

The Guardian homeMinister Jo Johnson proposes legal ‘consumer’ protection but critics dismiss idea for ignoring issues like tuition fees. More...

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How far would you go to give your children a better chance in life?

The Guardian homeAre you an ‘opportunity hoarder’? Do you have any qualms about using money or influence to help your kids? We’d like to hear how you balance giving your children a leg-up with helping to create a fairer society. More...

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Number of UK degree students receiving firsts soars

The Guardian homeOne-third of UK universities and colleges awarded top grade for 25% of degrees in 2015-16, four times as many as in 2010-11. More...

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From rent rises to luxury flats: share your experiences of student housing

The Guardian homeAmid news of rent protests and students suing a university over mouldy flats, we want to hear from our readers about the reality of renting. More...

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Cultural change is needed to tackle sexual harassment on campus

The Guardian homeA steady stream of unsettling reports and surveys on sexual harassment in universities keep appearing. This started in 2010 with the NUS report Hidden Marks [pdf], which found that 68% of students had experienced verbal or physical sexual harassment. A recent Guardian investigation also uncovered more than 160 accounts of staff-to-student sexual harassment, highlighting a lesser-documented issue that poses further emotional and academic obstacles to victims. This issue is not going away, but there are finally signs that universities are starting to respond. More...

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Work experience wisdom: five tips from a serial intern

The Guardian homeLast week, a 15-year-old student named Eddie was left in charge of Southern Rail’s Twitter account. His tweets made the national news. “The best thing on the internet” was one of the more modest headlines. As work experience feedback goes, it’s safe to say that Eddie has hit the big time. More...

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Let's bridge the divide between academic and technical education

The Guardian homeUniversities’ widening participation efforts tend to ignore further education. But FE students are the untapped resource we need to plug skills shortages. More...

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Russell Group urges rethink on student loan interest rate

The Guardian homeBody representing UK’s elite universities says new 6.1% rate is ‘very high’ and out of touch with commercial lending. More...

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