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Fury after primary pupils are asked to complete radicalisation-seeking surveys

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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Chinese nationals charged with cheating by impersonation on US college tests

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

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

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

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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James Payne obituary

Thu, 28/05/2015 - 16:59
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Ex-ham stress: students cuddle piglets to relieve revision-related anxiety

Thu, 28/05/2015 - 15:10

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

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The digital language barrier: how does language shape your experience of the internet?

Thu, 28/05/2015 - 12:00

Does the language you speak online matter? The ability to communicate freely and access information are all promises woven into the big sell of internet connection. But how different is your experience if your mother tongue, for example, is Zulu rather than English? Tap the image below to explore the relationship between languages and the internet

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Pencil erasers are ‘the devil’? It’s not as outrageous as it sounds

Thu, 28/05/2015 - 11:30
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Student gardeners: here's how to grow your own fruit and veg

Thu, 28/05/2015 - 10:13

Whether seasoned seedsmen or gardening greenhorns, all students can harvest the benefits of growing their own food

From nurturing a few fresh herbs on a windowsill, to making regular trips to your local allotment, growing is the gift that keeps on giving. Gardening can provide fresh food at student-friendly prices. It’s a perfect antidote to work stress and the best way to win someone’s heart, should you wish to.

Whether you’re at one with a trowel, or a gardening novice, there’s always something new to learn. Here’s how to get growing while at university.

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Feminism's backstory: Spare Rib archive goes online

Thu, 28/05/2015 - 09:00

Archive copies of the iconic feminist magazine Spare Rib have been digitised, giving researchers and activists around the world the chance to delve into its back copies. The British Library will host a curated Spare Rib website featuring 300 selected pages from the magazine, alongside articles written by academics, activists and former contributors about its history. The entire run of the magazine will also be hosted by Jisc, a charity which supports digital technologies in UK education and research. Here’s a selection of front pages

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The return of virtual reality: 'this is as big an opportunity as the internet'

Thu, 28/05/2015 - 07:00

Twenty years ago the man who pioneered commercial VR saw his market shrink to zero. Now he’s excited again – and so are Microsoft, Google and Facebook …

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UK students increasingly opting to study abroad

Thu, 28/05/2015 - 00:01

British Council study shows a third of students aged between 16 and 30 are interested in some form of overseas study

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David Cameron packs plenty into his one-party Queen's speech

Wed, 27/05/2015 - 18:46

Polls led the Conservative party to plan for coalition negotiations, so this Queen’s speech is not quite the one its leadership anticipated

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Stress-busting snacks: easy recipes for exam season

Wed, 27/05/2015 - 17:19

Summer terms are a testing time in schools. Take a look at these recipes, which designed to help you and your students relax

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Life after the Spelling Bee: 'It’s one of the most unique, odd clubs you can be in'

Wed, 27/05/2015 - 16:53

There are fewer than 100 past winners of the Scripps National Spelling Bee and a few of them have gone on to follow idiosyncratic career paths

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Ban rubbing out! Why one professor says erasers are ‘an instrument of the devil’

Wed, 27/05/2015 - 14:57

Leading cognitive scientist Guy Claxton says erasing mistakes encourages students to feel ashamed of making errors

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Pakistan arrests owner of firm accused of mass-selling fake degrees

Wed, 27/05/2015 - 14:12

Axact chief Shoaib Shaikh detained amid claims his network made millions of dollars selling bogus qualifications from universities such as ‘Columbiana’

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