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‘I’m a law student who works to help mental health charities’

Lewis Baxter, 21, on how he makes ends meet with his student loan and part-time tutoring workName: Lewis Alexander BaxterAge: 21Income: £3,000 plus student loan of £4,500 a yearOccupation: Full-time law student, part-time tutor and organisation founder…

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‘I’m a law student who works to help mental health charities’

Lewis Baxter, 21, on how he makes ends meet with his student loan and part-time tutoring workName: Lewis Alexander BaxterAge: 21Income: £3,000 plus student loan of £4,500 a yearOccupation: Full-time law student, part-time tutor and organisation founder…

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Primary schools forced to cancel flu vaccine sessions in England

Children unable to get free nasal spray vaccine after delay in manufacture Children have been unable to get immunised against flu this winter because GP surgeries and schools have been hit by shortages of the nasal spray version of the vaccine that is …

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I thought I knew about feminism – then I started work in a women’s prison

I wanted to teach the inmates about female empowerment. Instead, they overturned my views on everything from sex work to marriageI thought I knew about feminism. I had the word “FEMINIST” written in black marker pen across the front of my homework diar…

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Education sector yet to learn lessons of #MeToo, critics say

Schools, universities and others in public sector urged to do more to fight sexual harassmentSexual discrimination ‘still a real issue’ in City financial firmsMore rapes being reported due to #MeToo but convictions fallingJust over three years ago, a r…

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Mentally ill students risk academic penalties for missing classes

Leading British universities have no support policies in place, Guardian findsStudents missing classes because of mental health problems risk being penalised with academic sanctions at some leading British universities, while others have no standardise…

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Minister warns developers over delays to student homes

Builders to be challenged over why accommodation blocks are not ready at start of termThe universities minister has called a summit to address the problem of unfinished student accommodation, which has resulted in hundreds of undergraduates having to f…

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Teach us how to look after our mental health, say university students

Survey shows students want wellbeing modules similar to those planned for schoolsStudents want universities to teach them how to look after their mental health and wellbeing as anxiety and stress levels surge on UK campuses, according to a survey.Ninet…

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Simon Baron-Cohen: ‘Neurodiversity is the next frontier. But we’re failing autistic people’ | Saba Salman

All different types of brains are normal, but greater understanding has not led to more money for autism, says world-leading expertAs a graduate in the 1980s, Simon Baron‑Cohen taught autistic children at a special school in London. Little was known ab…

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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…