Month: September 2019

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Starting school can be a traumatic experience – for the parents | Emma Brockes

My children’s school is good and safe, yet dropping them off has stirred an unsoothable panic I haven’t felt since they were babiesThere is so much to worry about, said Gertrude Stein, you might as well not worry about any of it. But then again she nev…

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Education secretary backs review of university admissions

Gavin Williamson says system needs looking at amid growth in use of unconditional offersThe education secretary, Gavin Williamson, has backed a review into university admissions, including a fresh look at whether school leavers should only apply for pl…

Government to consider scrapping university offers based on A-level predictions

Education secretary Gavin Williamson warns of ‘deeply concerning’ recruitment practices

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Only half of UK universities ready for no-deal Brexit – study

Universities UK says 80% of members very concerned, with some considering stockpilingFour out of five British universities are worried about the impact of crashing out of the EU without a deal, as vice-chancellors look to stockpile essential supplies r…

No-deal Brexit: Universities stockpiling toilet roll over fears UK will crash out of EU

Institutions have serious concerns about impact on recruitment and research, survey finds

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As the kids go back to school, let’s all take the chance to refresh

It’s that moment in the year, things are moving on, time to turn a page in life’s new notebookThree little words that every adult longs to hear: back to school. Words infused with possibility, fear and the smell of strawberry rubbers, they perform a ki…

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Academics are fighting the wrong battle over pensions

Retirement benefits are indeed declining, and funds are in deficit. But those on zero-hour jobs at universities have it worseBritain’s university sector is a jewel in the nation’s crown. It is a world leader in research, generates £20bn in export reven…

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How MIT was complicit in allowing Jeffrey Epstein to launder his reputation | John Naughton

The financier’s links to the institution are symptoms of a deep malaise in big techIn the parallel moral universe known as the tech industry, the MIT media lab was Valhalla. “The engineers, designers, scientists and physicians who constitute the two do…

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Never mind ‘tax raids’, Labour – just abolish private education | Owen Jones

As drivers of inequality, private schools are at the heart of Britain’s problems. Labour must be bold and radical on thisThe British class system is an organised racket. It concentrates wealth and power in the hands of the few, while 14 million Britons…