25 août 2019

'A bit crazy': students and university staff on A-level results day

The GuardianMore than 250 students and academic staff have been manning the phone lines since 6am at the university’s main campus in south London. Clearing was once stigmatised as the option for young people who had done poorly on A-level results day, but the excitement on both sides of the phone shows it has morphed into an increasingly popular route into university. More...

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Stormzy to fund two more Cambridge students

The GuardianStormzy has announced he will cover the costs of two more black undergraduate students at Cambridge University in the next academic year until the completion of their degree course. More...

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Social class still stops too many pupils from fulfilling their A-level potential

The GuardianA record number of disadvantaged students have been accepted into university this year, but there’s a long way to go. More...

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Female students outnumber males in A-level science entries

The GuardianEfforts to improve girls’ take-up of Stem subjects bear fruit, but weaker English exam results drag down UK average. More...

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'Sent out in the dark': why disabled graduates struggle to find work

The GuardianMany disabled students experience a sudden drop-off in support during the time between graduating from university and entering the workplace. More...

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Cambridge university students are being protected against all forms of harassment

The GuardianThe standard of proof in all cases, including those involving sexual misconduct, will be changed from ‘beyond reasonable doubt’ to the ‘balance of probabilities’ from 1 October. More...

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Call for universities to stop lobbying against admissions overhaul

The GuardianVice-chancellors need to accept that applying after A-level results would be fairer, say campaigners. More...

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Oxbridge summer schools should be for the disadvantaged, not the wealthiest

The GuardianPrivate summer schools, pitched at the sons and daughters of the global elite, offer an Oxbridge experience at eye-watering prices (nearly £10,000 for a four-week programme). Both Oxford and Cambridge universities told me that individual colleges are responsible for their decisions to accept money from private companies which rent their facilities. More...

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Tuition fees cut could be devastating for universities, say peers

The GuardianProposals to reduce tuition fees for students in England would have severe consequences for universities, which are already struggling in a challenging financial environment, a Lords committee has said. More...

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UK to ease visa restrictions on top scientists post-Brexit

The GuardianBoris Johnson is to abolish any immigration restrictions on top scientists to counter fears that the UK’s research reputation could be seriously damaged by a no-deal Brexit. More...

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