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As an Iranian academic, I’m fed up of being asked to focus on poverty and oppression | Sadaf Javdani

I’m expected to work on the ‘exotic’ themes that white professors want, but it’s making me feel intellectually crippled“If you decide to stay in Europe and enjoy your freedom here instead of going back, nothing will change. So why don’t you consider go…

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As an Iranian academic, I’m fed up of being asked to focus on poverty and oppression | Sadaf Javdani

I’m expected to work on the ‘exotic’ themes that white professors want, but it’s making me feel intellectually crippled“If you decide to stay in Europe and enjoy your freedom here instead of going back, nothing will change. So why don’t you consider go…

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Government yet to refund £28m in student loan overpayments

More than half a million English university graduates overpaid loans by average £600The government is holding on to more than £28m in student loan overpayments by graduates that have been identified but not yet refunded.More than half a million former …

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Predicted grades are a lottery and work against the poorest students. Let’s get rid of them | David Olusoga

The evidence shows that the UK’s university entrance system is not only inaccurate but unfairAlong with never having got round to writing down our constitution and having a monarch who legally owns all the swans, one of the things that makes the UK a b…

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£6,000 a year for a room? If I were a student, I’d probably go on strike too | Patrick Collinson

Rents paid by university students have been rising by about double the rate of inflation for yearsUniversity – you know the fees, but what about the costs?Super deluxe student accommodation for wealthy parentsWhen did it become acceptable to treat univ…

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University – you know the fees, but what about the costs?

You’ve got the grades and you’re heading for college. Now get ready to pay the billsSuper deluxe student accommodation for wealthy parents£6,000 a year for a room? If I were a student, I’d probably go on strike tooHow much will you really spend in your…

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Super deluxe student accommodation for wealthy parents

The days when all students lived in pretty much the same standard of digs has long goneUniversity – you know the fees, but what about the costs?£6,000 a year for a room? If I were a student, I’d probably go on strike tooRich parents are being chased by…

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The Guardian view on A-levels: end the guesswork in university admissions | Editorial

Universities must now pick students without knowing their exam results. This is unfair and inefficient. It must changeThis week’s A-level results will have disappointed some students, but despite that there may in one sense never be a better time to be…

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Packing Christmas cards knocked the pseudo-intellectual snob out of me | Marc Burrows

A factory job taught me not to sneer at my Leicestershire village – and even made me proud of where I came fromI finished my A-levels in July of 1999, the summer of the eclipse, the Matrix and, legally, the start of my adult life. The one thing these t…

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

Emotions run high at Greenwich University admissions office and Rochdale sixth form collegeA-level results 2019: full storyAt the University of Greenwich’s temporary admissions office, a bell rings repeatedly. The room, which resembles a call centre, e…