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Autumn of student activism begins over rising cost of university halls

Students receive training to negotiate lower rents as day of protest kicks off campaignMost students settling in at university this autumn are worrying about seminars and exams, but Caitlin Ghibout, a second-year anthropology student at Durham, is angr…

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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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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…