University starts from scratch in exile

Times Higher Education - Mon, 26/12/2016 - 01:00

One of Ukraine’s most highly regarded institutions has decamped to a new home 100km away to escape fighting in the war-torn region close to Russian border

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Scots teachers 'dangerously overstretched' by vacancies

BBC - 6 hours 22 min ago
There were nearly 730 teacher vacancies in Scotland's schools as pupils returned from their summer break, new figures show.
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Welsh university tuition fees pegged at £9,000

BBC - Fri, 23/09/2016 - 17:42
Welsh university tuition fees will be pegged at £9,000 next year despite colleges in England being given the go-ahead to charge up to £9,250.
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Brexit: UK universities consider EU branches

BBC - Fri, 23/09/2016 - 16:57
UK universities could open campuses in Europe to offset the effect of Brexit, some vice-chancellors have suggested.
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University of Aberdeen staff face compulsory redundancies

BBC - Fri, 23/09/2016 - 14:30
Compulsory redundancies may happen at the University of Aberdeen's medical school due to a low uptake of a voluntary severance and early retirement scheme.
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Academies encouraged to open selective schools

BBC - Fri, 23/09/2016 - 13:37
Ministers urge academy chains to set up new selective schools in England and units for high-ability pupils.
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Sri Lanka bans schools from imposing dress codes on parents

BBC - Fri, 23/09/2016 - 12:32
Schools in Sri Lanka are banned from imposing dress codes on parents. after a poster telling women what to wear sparked an outcry online.
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More support call for children with special needs

BBC - Fri, 23/09/2016 - 09:45
Many children with special needs are not getting a fair chance in schools, the Children's Commissioner for Wales says.
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Class action

BBC - Fri, 23/09/2016 - 00:44
Turkey is pursuing a world-wide campaign to shut down schools linked to exiled Turkish cleric Fetullah Gulen, but what are these schools and how are they linked to him?
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Grammar schools expansion 'could dumb them down'

BBC - Fri, 23/09/2016 - 00:42
Plans to expand the number of grammar school places could dumb down their results, research suggests.
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Oxford head rejects sponsoring schools

BBC - Thu, 22/09/2016 - 17:24
The head of Oxford University has rejected calls from the government that it should sponsor schools.
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Confidence crisis

BBC - Thu, 22/09/2016 - 15:42
A survey of 4,000 18- to 30-year-olds in Britain suggests many feel their lives are "on hold". The BBC spoke to four young women to find out why they feel they're being held back in life.
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Debts 'affect children's mental health'

BBC - Thu, 22/09/2016 - 13:39
Families should be given breathing space to repay debts otherwise the stress can affect children's mental health, a charity has said.
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Derbyshire County Council term holiday fines only 'in worst cases'

BBC - Thu, 22/09/2016 - 09:50
Fines for taking children on holiday in school term time are being largely abandoned by Derbyshire County Council.
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Scotland's social care services 'unsustainable'

BBC - Thu, 22/09/2016 - 08:41
A financial watchdog says an extra £667m will be needed by 2020 to maintain social care services at their current level.
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Student mental health 'lacks support'

BBC - Thu, 22/09/2016 - 00:38
Universities are struggling to cope with rising demand for mental health services for students, says a think-tank report.
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Extra free childcare 'threatens nursery schools'

BBC - Thu, 22/09/2016 - 00:38
Hundreds of nursery schools in England could close if the government presses ahead with plans to offer 30 hours a week of free childcare, a union warns.
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Oxford tops world university rankings

BBC - Wed, 21/09/2016 - 21:02
Oxford University comes top of the Times Higher Education world university rankings - a first for a UK university.
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School tests 'kill joy of reading', says War Horse author

BBC - Wed, 21/09/2016 - 17:44
Too much testing risks killing the joy of reading for children, War Horse author Michael Morpurgo will argue in a lecture later
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Pedal power boosts N Carolina pupils' performance

BBC - Tue, 20/09/2016 - 16:27
A schoolteacher in North Carolina finds that pedal power in the classroom encourages children to focus more and boosts their test performance.
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