New Cambridge students to attend compulsory sexual consent workshops

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 18:17
Oxford will also put on similar sessions designed to debunk myths surrounding consent at 20 of its colleges Continue reading...






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Plymouth University under fire for spending £150,000 on 7 designer chairs

The Independent - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 16:58

A scandal-hit university which has already seen its vice chancellor suspended and its chairman of governors stand aside as part of a bitter boardroom feud, has spent £150,000 on seven designer chairs.








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New London free school opens with just 17 pupils

The Independent - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 16:42

One of the Government’s new free schools has opened up in premises bought for £18m with only 17 pupils, it has emerged.








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Scottish referendum results: Majority of Scottish academics relieved at result

The Independent - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 15:08

The majority of Scottish academics will have greeted the “no” vote in the Scottish referendum with a sigh of relief.








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Teachers considering more strikes before general election

Telegraph - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 13:35
The National Union of Teachers raises the prospect of more strike action, despite the start of talks with the Education Secretary aimed at resolving the industrial dispute






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Ofsted: primary schools 'place too much focus on three-Rs'

Telegraph - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 12:51
Ofsted says it may reform the primary school inspection system because too much emphasis is being placed on the teaching of English and maths over other subjects






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Everyday sexism in freshers week: the fightback starts here

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 12:06

Students first experience of university life should not include sexist abuse and intimidation. Students groups are taking up the fight but where is the leadership from the universities?

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Religious education 'too weak' in Anglican primary schools

Telegraph - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 11:53
RE is 'poorly taught' in primaries, even though most devote an hour a week to the subject






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Pregnancy hormone link to poor maths

BBC - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 11:45
Research suggests children born to mothers who have low thyroid hormone levels during pregnancy do worse at maths.
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Tech is removing language barriers but will jobs be lost in translation?

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 10:16
Could Microsofts Star Trek-inspired translation service ever replace professional human translation? Continue reading...






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International students: a guide to social success

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 10:16
Cultural societies provide a safe haven in your first term, but make sure you also mix with other students Continue reading...






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The real Riot Club: does workplace inequality start at university?

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 07:35

Exclusive, men-only university societies are paving the way for a powerful elite that in no way represents the rest of the population, says Lottie OConor

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Student Life: The Ferrari Freshers who refuse to slum it

Telegraph - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 07:10
Harry Wallop discovers the new breed of student who prefers Prada to Primark and champagne to Happy Hour snakebite






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Michelin star chef in school, war on admin and weak checks on academies

The Guardian Unlimited - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 07:00

Education roundup: Flaws in the system for dealing with conflict of interest in academy schools and the Department for Education calls for longer state school days

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Government plan to expand preschools to accept two-year-olds attacked as 'nonsensical'

The Independent - Thu, 18/09/2014 - 18:31

The Government’s controversial plan for schools to expand to take two-year-olds in nurseries has been condemned as “nonsensical”, after official statistics revealed that the vast majority of schools do not plan to take part.








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Students: recipes to impress your housemates with

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 18/09/2014 - 10:59

Endear yourself to your new housemates with these tasty, simple and shareable recipes

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Missed opportunities: why the new literacy and numeracy strategy is flawed

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 18/09/2014 - 09:00

With no targets for providers and no ringfenced funding, the governments new strategy for improving basic skills could become yet more toothless rhetoric

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Don't overlook your school librarian, they're the unsung heroes of literacy

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 18/09/2014 - 07:00

School librarians are depressingly underused, argues Sally Dring. Many teachers would be amazed at how much support they can give them and their students

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Removing the cap on student numbers six questions answered

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 18/09/2014 - 07:00

A new report shows there are plenty of unanswered questions about lifting the cap we address the key concerns

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University reforms 'will lead to surge in students from EU'

Telegraph - Thu, 18/09/2014 - 06:00
The Higher Education Policy Institute says that abolishing limits on the recruitment of students to English universities will lead to a rise in the number of EU undergraduates






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