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Bristol University pays for late-night police patrols targeting noisy students

Residents near campus say university has failed to tackle students’ antisocial behaviourThe University of Bristol is paying for night-time police patrols in areas around its campus after years of complaints from residents about loud parties and disrupt…

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Manchester council urged to reject statue of ‘anti-black racist’ Gandhi

Students say remarks by Indian freedom fighter mean proposed sculpture would be an ‘insult’Manchester city council should reject a statue of the Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi on account of his “well-documented anti-black racism”, according …

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How I found my vocation: ‘I was told I wasn’t intelligent enough to study’

No one at school knew about my complicated family life, but now I’m studying to be a lawyer and making my children proudI always wanted to study law, but as a teenager I was told I wasn’t smart enough. That put me off for years.I grew up in west London…

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Revise, reuse, recycle: how to be a sustainable student

From cutting out beef to repairing old clothes, here are some tips for freshers who want to be green at universityAs university doors opened in September for a new year, an estimated 6 million people across the world took to the streets in a historic w…

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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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There is a crisis on campuses – but it’s about racism, not free speech | Nesrine Malik

Far from cracking down on every microaggression, institutions are failing in their basic duty to protect their studentsHave you heard about the crisis on Britain’s university campuses? Free speech is under assault it seems, with students no-platforming…

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‘Stormzy effect’: record number of black Britons studying at Cambridge

Rise follows rapper’s high-profile backing of scholarships for black students at universityThe “Stormzy effect” has helped inspire record numbers of black British students to study at the University of Cambridge, following the musician’s high-profile b…

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Elite universities are too obsessed with tradition to tackle racism effectively | Clive Nwonka

The obsession with cachet at top universities holds back anti-racism efforts. Less prestigious institutions are leading the wayAs we begin a new academic year, the struggle to decolonise higher education in the UK continues – especially after the issue…

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Grade inflation fears prompt new voluntary code for UK degrees

Students need ‘exceptional’ skills and knowledge to achieve firsts, says Universities UKStudents will need to “consistently demonstrate” exceptional initiative and problem-solving skills to be awarded first-class honours in their undergraduate degrees,…

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Reforming the Prevent strategy won’t work. It must be abolished | Ilyas Nagdee

A secret counter-terror database? I’ve experienced the Prevent programme firsthand – so nothing surprises me• Ilyas Nagdee is a former NUS black students’ officerThe first-year law student too afraid to pick human rights law as a module at university. …