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Families in England hit by 70% cut in school uniform grant

Cash-strapped councils stop financial support for clothing, pushing more parents into debtSupport offered to families to help with the cost of school uniforms has plummeted, with the vast majority unable to access any help at all, according to new anal…

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Oxford professor’s children refused visas to join her in UK

US family split as Home Office makes it increasingly difficult for overseas academics to work in UK universitiesAmber Murrey, an American academic, was “ecstatic” about being appointed associate professor in geography at Oxford University last year. Bu…

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I returned to uni for freshers’ week 20 years after leaving. Here’s what has changed

There’s more teetotalism – and students are more likely to have a job. As term begins, our writer visits Glasgow, her alma mater, to hear the hopes and fears of four first-yearsIn the autumn of 1997, I was a fresher at the University of Glasgow. Months…