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Glasgow University to pay £20m in slave trade reparations

Institution believed to first British university to set up restorative justice schemeGlasgow University has completed a “bold, historic” move to atone for its historical links to the transatlantic slave trade by paying £20m in reparations.It signed an …

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Caribbean Colonialism Education Glasgow Global development Higher education Jamaica Race Scotland Slavery UK news University funding University of Glasgow World news

Glasgow University to pay £20m in slave trade reparations

Institution believed to first British university to set up restorative justice schemeGlasgow University has completed a “bold, historic” move to atone for its historical links to the transatlantic slave trade by paying £20m in reparations.It signed an …

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‘I had given up hope, but studying counselling kept me alive’

I felt less than human until I was given a second chance. University has made me stronger, hungrier and more confidentBefore I became a student, I felt less than a human being and had almost given up hope. But being given a scholarship was like the app…

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Sheffield’s LGBT-only halls were called a ghetto – but a year on, they’re thriving | Katharine Swindells

It was a controversial decision for the university to open the flats, but it’s helped residents gain the confidence to mingle A year ago, the University of Sheffield made headlines when we became the first UK university to launch LGBT-only flats in our…

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Closing the GCSE attainment gap can’t be up to schools alone | Letters

Readers discuss the disparity between rich and poor pupils in exams, and ways to improve social mobilityWhile a substantial increase in funding for state schools would be welcome (Poorest pupils twice as likely to fail GCSEs as richest peers, 21 August…

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Controversial Michaela free school delights in GCSE success

Headteacher at school known for its strict behaviour policy says her pupils ‘smashed it’ Amid the myriad joyful images on social media, showing ecstatic pupils and their teachers celebrating GCSE results, one particular success story stood out.Michaela…

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Highs and lows of 2019 GCSE results – in pictures

More than 700,000 teenagers received their GCSE results in England, Wales and Northern Ireland on Thursday. The system has been overhauled in recent years with Wales retaining the A* to G grade structure while England has introduced a 9 to 1 grading sy…

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‘I thought I was going to fail!’ – pupils relieved by good GCSE results

Following national trend, girls at King David high school in Liverpool outperform boys“I thought I was going to fail maths – I’ve been dreaming about it every night,” said Niamh Jamieson, holding a tear-stained GCSE results sheet up for her friends to …

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Why are children forced to choose between the arts? The Ebacc must go | Bob and Roberta Smith

The Ebacc system puts children off arts subjects at GCSE. They should be allowed to study the subjects that interest themAll children should be required to take at least one arts GCSE and there should be no restriction on taking more than one. This yea…