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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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‘I don’t blame any teacher for not coming out as gay’

It took Iesha Small 10 years in schools before she felt she could be open about her sexuality. Here she explains whyI’d been a teacher for over 10 years before I felt comfortable enough to just be myself. I had settled into a rhythm. I wanted to be a g…

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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…