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Hong Kong protesters in UK say they face pro-Beijing intimidation

Police have had to intervene and separate groups at events in university citiesSupporters of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests say they are being intimidated and harassed by pro-Beijing Chinese students and others at their events around the UK, forcin…

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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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Nobel peace prize nomination for schools breaking Northern Ireland’s barriers

Integrated schooling is getting international recognition, decades after it started at the height of the TroublesHazelwood Integrated primary school in North Belfast is a symbol of efforts to bring together a divided city. The school stands next to a b…

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Oxford professor’s children refused visas to join her in UK

US family split as Home Office makes it increasingly difficult for overseas academics to work in UK universitiesAmber Murrey, an American academic, was “ecstatic” about being appointed associate professor in geography at Oxford University last year. Bu…

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Top of the class: why Finland’s schools are the envy of the world

With no Ofsted-style inspections, uniforms or league tables, the country’s education system is now one of its most celebrated exportsIt’s early afternoon in Lintulaakson school in Espoo, near Helsinki. The younger children are having a snack before sta…

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The arrest of a black six-year-old girl exposes the rotten heart of US policing | Arwa Mahdawi

A girl was detained last week for kicking a school staff member. This reflects a zero-tolerance system that fuels the ‘school-to-prison pipeline’ and disproportionately affects minoritiesA black six-year-old girl called Kaia Rolle had a temper tantrum …

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Why do aviation addicts fly in the face of reason? | Letters

In the wake of the global climate strike, Celia Roberts suggests academics should fly less often. Plus letters from John Gamlin, Daniel Scharf, Alicia Baker and Sally StarborgIn your 10 charts explaining the climate crisis (21 September), aviation is t…