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NUS Wales warns over England finance shake-up impact

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption A new system of student finance in Wales was introduced last September Student leaders have warned that any changes to tuition fees or student finance in England should not have a negative impact on students in Wales. It comes as a major review of post-18 education in England recommended that […]

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Special needs: Petition demands action on ‘national crisis’

Image copyright SEND National CrisisImage caption Campaigners delivered a petition to 10, Downing Street Disabled children and their families have taken to the streets today to demand action on “the national crisis” in special needs funding. Send National Crisis campaigners delivered a 13,000-signature petition to Downing Street ahead of a rally in Parliament Square. They […]

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Jessica Hynes campaigns in Liskeard for drama in schools

A Bafta-winning actor is campaigning for drama to be given more prominence at schools. Jessica Hynes, who played Siobhan Sharpe in BBC drama W1A, believes acting can boost young people’s mental health and wellbeing. She has been telling students at Liskeard School and Community College in Cornwall that “drama is an essential aspect of children’s […]

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Anti-Semitism row: University of Essex sacks lecturer

Image copyright Tom SancassaniImage caption University of Essex has said it has a zero-tolerance policy on hate and harassment A university has sacked a lecturer after an anti-Semitism row over the formation of a Jewish society. Concerns were raised at the University of Essex over Facebook posts which had described “Zionists” wanting to create a […]

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University of Essex ‘sorry’ for sex complaint delays

Image copyright University of EssexImage caption Complaints lodged with the University of Essex are meant to be concluded within 60 days A university has been accused of effectively “silencing” students who have made sex assault complaints. The BBC found despite the University of Essex’s aim of dealing with complaints within 60 days, a number of […]

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Fee support extended for EU students

Image copyright Getty Images The Department for Education has extended support for European Union students for another year. EU students applying to universities in England for next year have been promised they will still pay the same fees as home students and be eligible for student finance. Universities had been worried that they could not […]

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Inside the Warwick University rape chat scandal

Warning: This story contains content that readers may find distressing Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“It was as if I was going to be impressed by how vulgar it was” “Rape the whole flat to teach them a lesson,” one message read. “Oh god. I would hate to be in the firing […]

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Meet Belfast’s young climate change protesters

Inspired by Greta Thunberg, young people all over the world are walking out of school in protest of climate change and Northern Ireland is no different. Gathering on a monthly basis in the Cornmarket area of Belfast these young people are hoping to make their voice heard on the issue. The UK Government declared a […]