23 avril 2018

The Open University gave millions of Britons a second chance. Now it needs one itself

Screenshot-2018-4-23 The GardianOne by one, the great institutions that bind Britain together are being allowed to fray, weaken and decline. They may do good and even vital work, but whatever their purpose – from the system of legal aid to the Open University – they are under siege. Britain might be substantially richer than it was 40 or 50 years ago but the national narrative is that organisations once energetic and growing are now unaffordable. More...

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UK university strike action to end after staff vote to accept offer

Screenshot-2018-4-23 The GardianBallot finds significant majority in favour of accepting offer to reopen talks over pensions. More...

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University applications fall despite surge in foreign students

Screenshot-2018-4-23 The GardianThe overall decline of 2% is explained largely by the fact there are fewer 18-year-olds in the population available to go to university. However, there has also been a sharp drop in the number of older students applying to go to university, in particular to study nursing, which has seen a 10% decline in applications on last year. More...

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Cambridge ranked last in university fair access table

Screenshot-2018-4-23 The GardianA new measure looking at how successful individual universities have been in trying to widen participation to students from all backgrounds has ranked University of Hull as the best-performing institution and Cambridge the worst. More...

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My university allowed a lecturer to date students – until it backfired

Screenshot-2018-4-23 The GardianA few months into my first lecturing job I was told that a male colleague – let’s call him Matthew – was apparently keen on pursuing a female student now and then. He “dated” some young women he taught and was in “relationships” with a few (I use inverted commas here because I don’t consider such a liaison an equal one and therefore a real one in terms of power). It was apparently an open secret in the department and beyond. More...

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Women who gave Bristol a university

Screenshot-2018-4-23 The GardianPeter Malpass (Letters, 3 April) is right to highlight the fact that WD & HO Wills recruited many Bristolian women and girls to work in their Bedminster factories. My mother was one: she left education at 14 to work on a Wills production line at Ashton Gate stripping leaves of tobacco. She told me about the regimented existence: no speaking while working on the line and having to ask permission to use the toilet. My mother became politicised, was a staunch supporter of trade unions and joined the co-operative movement. My grandmother and great-aunt were also employees at Wills from the 1890s. More...

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Wealthy, white students still do best at university. We must close the gap

Screenshot-2018-4-23 The GardianMore students from underrepresented backgrounds are studying for a degree. The next step is to ensure they do well. More...

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The Guardian view on the Open University: issues, not just personalities

Screenshot-2018-4-23 The GardianThe Open University, one of the great successes of modern Britain, is facing a crisis. On the surface, this centres on the embattled vice-chancellor, Peter Horrocks, whom the staff want to resign. The UCU branch at the university has passed a motion of no confidence in him, and says he no longer commands the respect of staff. More...

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Men who fail to equal parents' achievements 'suffer mental distress'

Screenshot-2018-4-23 The GardianFailing to match educational accomplishments causes distress similar to a divorce, says study. More...

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Britain’s bullied universities should be speaking truth to power

Screenshot-2018-4-23 The GardianUniversities should be the conscience and critic of society – but too often they are cowering and afraid. More...

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