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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Cash warning for university expansion

BBC - Thu, 18/09/2014 - 01:21
Plans that could increase student numbers by 20% have not been adequately funded, a policy analysis report warns.
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End of student cap was 'sprung on universities', ex-special adviser admits

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 18/09/2014 - 00:01
Nick Hillman says government plans for a free-for-all ignored issues of university entry standards and how to fund enrolment
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60,000 more university places may mean more unpaid student loans

The Independent - Thu, 18/09/2014 - 00:00

Plans to remove all limits on student numbers are likely to lead to an influx of EU students to UK universities – making it even harder for the Government to recover student loans, according to a report from a widely respected higher education think tank out today.








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Fred Jarvis has celebrated his 90th birthday - and there's life in the cockney campaigner yet

The Independent - Thu, 18/09/2014 - 00:00

The former general secretary of the National Union of Teachers, Fred Jarvis, celebrated his 90th birthday at the weekend.The invitation to the party was eye-catching: "Gove's gone, but I'm still here!" it said.








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London Music Masters is bringing instrumental lessons to primary schools in deprived areas

The Independent - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 23:00

This month, 11-year-old Betania Johnny from Lambeth started at not one but two prestigious new schools. Betania, whose parents come from Ethiopia, joined the £13,740-a-year independent James Allen's Girls' School in Dulwich after winning a full music scholarship to cover the fees. In addition, she also now spends Saturday mornings studying at the prestigious Royal College of Music's junior department.








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Nigeria college attacked by gunmen

BBC - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 21:33
Gunmen attack a teacher training college in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, with officials saying at least 15 people have been killed.
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Academy regulation 'too weak'

BBC - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 17:44
Checks and balances on how academy chains in England spend large amounts of public money are "too weak", according to research.
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Secretive ex-billionaire Chuck Feeney gives away the last of his fortune to educate Northern Irish children

The Independent - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 16:49

As a businessman, Chuck Feeney was remorseless in his pursuit of profit, squirreling away his fortune in tax havens and always driving a hard bargain. Having achieved a cash pile of some £4bn, he has been no less assiduous in giving all of it away.


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Marlborough Master: private schools must avoid being 'isolated enclaves of privilege'

Telegraph - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 16:39
Speaking to the Telegraph, the Master of Marlborough College, Jonathan Leigh, says that state and private interaction can be mutually beneficial, both to schools and pupils






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Occupy activists abolish $3.85m in Corinthian Colleges students' loan debt

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 15:57

Rolling Jubilee activist group buys student debt at knockdown price to inspire Americans to exert collective power

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China's rich seek US high schools for their children

Telegraph - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 15:36
Bloomberg reports on the growing trend of Chinese students attending high school and university in America






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