State school intake up at Cambridge

BBC - 12 hours 49 min ago
The proportion of state school pupils admitted to Cambridge University rose slightly last year to 62.2%, according to figures published by the university.
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Fury after primary pupils are asked to complete radicalisation-seeking surveys

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 22:49

Parents complain after London council circulates questionnaire among year 6 pupils in schools with large Muslim intakes

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University of Oxford nominates first female vice-chancellor in its 800-year history

The Independent - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 20:33

The University of Oxford has nominated its first female vice-chancellor in its 800-year history. Professor Louise Richardson, who is currently principal at St Andrews University, is set to take up the role at the start of next year, subject to the approval of the institution’s legislative body.









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Universities should ‘ditch degree ratings for point scores’, says advisory group

The Independent - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 20:30

Universities should scrap degree classifications and replace them with a US-style point score, according to a government advisory group.









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Chinese nationals charged with cheating by impersonation on US college tests

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 18:53

The 15 people caught taking entrance exams for those abroad reveals increasing pressure on Asian students to obtain visas to attend prestigious western schools

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All books and no sex: Harvard study finds 1 in 4 grads had no intercourse

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 18:47

Annual survey finds 21% of seniors were virgins and 26% had 10 or more partners, but 60% reported drinking once a week during college years

Though Harvard University’s graduating class will soon be have a degree from one of the most esteemed schools in the world, they will enter the world of work about as horny – and slightly more high – than the average American 22-year-old, according to an annual survey of students.

Nearly half of Harvard’s graduating class – 760 people – responded to the anonymous emailed survey, but not everyone answered every question. The results were published by the school newspaper, the Harvard Crimson.

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Oxford University to appoint first female vice-chancellor

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 18:26

Nomination of Prof Louise Richardson, expert on terrorist movements and current St Andrews principal, hailed as momentous event in institution’s history

The University of Oxford is to appoint its first female vice-chancellor since its records began nearly 800 years ago, after Prof Louise Richardson was nominated for the university’s most senior office.

Richardson, currently the principal and vice-chancellor of St Andrews University, is an expert on the growth of terrorist movements. She held a succession of high-profile positions at Harvard until she was appointed to lead St Andrews in 2009.

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Live Q&A: how to make the most of your NQT year

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 17:38

Join us on Wednesday 3 June from 5.30 to 7.30pm to quiz our experts on navigating your first year as a qualified teacher

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'Hot housing children is damaging their health,' says headteacher

Telegraph - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 15:40
Parents who 'hot house' their children to get them through private school entrance exams are damaging their health and taking their childhood away, says head of top prep school







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Oxford University first female head

BBC - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 15:34
Oxford University is set to have a female head for the first time in its history, with the nomination of Louise Richardson as vice chancellor.
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Ex-ham stress: students cuddle piglets to relieve revision-related anxiety

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 15:10

Nottingham Trent University sets up ‘micropig’ room giving students some pet therapy before exams

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Oxford University nominates first female vice-chancellor

Telegraph - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 14:16
Professor Louise Richardson, current vice-chancellor of the University of St Andrews, will take over from Professor Andrew Hamilton next year







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Children 'profiled' with 'counter extremism' questionnaire

Telegraph - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 13:30
Local council accused of racism after quizzing young children on race and religion with survey critics claim is clearly aimed at Muslims







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Points plan for degree grades

BBC - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 12:47
Universities should show students' achievement with points scores, as well as the existing degree grades, says a higher education advisory group
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More UK students study overseas

BBC - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 12:47
Students are increasingly opting to study overseas as part of their undergraduate degrees, research suggests.
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'Students can no longer slack off at the start of University,' experts warn

Telegraph - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 12:43
Students can no longer slack off during the first couple of years at University as future employers monitor their grades from day one







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The siblings who share a donor parent

BBC - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 12:41
The donor-conceived siblings connecting across the world.
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