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UK to deport academic to Democratic Republic of Congo – which she has never visited

Researcher being sent to country notorious for sexual violence, and second Oxford academic refused visa for young sonFuraha Asani, a young academic at Leicester University, was shocked when her visa application was rejected in August. But real fear set…

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Top scientists accuse Boris Johnson of ‘behaving like a clown’ over research funding

The prime minister’s Brexit policy is sacrificing the UK’s science reputation – and billions of pounds in EU grantsTwo Nobel laureates and other top scientists are accusing Boris Johnson of destroying Britain’s global reputation by behaving “like a clo…

Examples of Twitter in the classroom

Follow Williams’ (2019) CAC model for using Twitter in the classroom Communicating Teacher posting course materialsStudents using a hashtag to communicate Students tweeting in a foreign language to practice in MFL Assessing Students creating tweets using specific contents learnt during…

When should I let my children use social media?

It may come as a surprise to many parents, but Facebook and Twitter, along with other social media platforms have age restrictions for users. The Children’s Online Privacy Act (COPPA) dictates that the minimum age for using social networking sites…

Why education needs social media

The benefits of social media include: worldwide connectivity, real time information sharing, and meeting like-minded people. Social networking sites hold the potential for information processing as a consumer, and as a student. The ubiquity of social media, such as Facebook…

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University Awards 2019: entries now closed

Highlight your success story with a Guardian University AwardRead more about judging criteria and eligibilitySee this year’s timeline and frequently asked questionsSee our terms and conditionsWe’re celebrating the seventh year of the Guardian Universit…

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University Awards 2019: the categories

There are 14 categories to choose from, which gives a chance for each university department to showcase its achievementRead more about judging criteria and eligibilitySee this year’s timeline and frequently asked questionsSee our terms and conditionsHe…

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University Awards 2019: the judges

Our expert judges ensure that the Guardian Awards go to the very best entries submitted by UK universitiesRead more about judging criteria and eligibilitySee this year’s timeline and frequently asked questionsSee our terms and conditionsJudging the 201…

Children ill from school can still participate in learning via avatars

China are leading the way in the digital revolution happening right now in education. Children too ill to go to school now have access to technology where they can watch lessons from home and participate using their tablets. The Financial Times reports…

Is social media bad for you?

Whenever I turn on the TV, read articles from my favourite news outlets or switch on the radio, I am constantly reminded that social networking sites are villains and us, the public are being drained of personal information, positive wellbeing…