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Universities warned over potentially misleading claims

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption The consumer watchdog says universities need to make sure marketing information is reliable Universities have been warned against making “potentially misleading claims” in their advertising. The Which? consumer group says some universities are claiming high status without any “verifiable” evidence. The Advertising Standards Authority last year told universities they must […]

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Imprisoned suffragette letter discovered

Image copyright LSE LibraryImage caption Annie Kenney (left), holding the placard with Christabel Pankhurst, wrote after becoming the first jailed suffragette A previously unknown letter from the first suffragette to be jailed in the campaign for the vote has been discovered by an Oxford historian. Written the day after Annie Kenney was released from prison […]

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Periods ‘keeping girls out of school’

Some 350,000 girls say they have missed school at some point because of being on their period, research from YouGov suggests. 16-year-old Molly Chadwick, who suffers with endometriosis, told the BBC Victoria Derbyshire Programme “if it is a bad day I just don’t go into school.” https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-45595333

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More fake diploma claims for Spanish university

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption The university already faces claims of awarding fraudulent master’s degrees to two Popular Party (PP) politicians. A Spanish university is being investigated for allegedly giving away diplomas to hundreds of Italian nationals. King Juan Carlos University in Madrid reportedly granted law diplomas to around 500 Italians with limited Spanish language […]

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Top 10 tips for starting at university

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Fresh-faced and ready to go – it’s the start of a new university year The new duvet cover has been bought, posters are packed, a favourite teddy has been sneaked in and the car boot is crammed full. It’s that time of year when young people are heading off to […]

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MSPs call for ‘halt’ to primary tests

Image caption Primary school education has become a hot topic at Holyrood MSPs have defeated the Scottish government in a vote calling on ministers to “halt” national assessments for five-year-old pupils. The assessments were introduced across Scotland last year, but some teachers and parents have criticised them. Ministers insist they are not high-stakes tests, but […]

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Grenfell: Back to the school

It’s now been 15 months since the Grenfell Tower fire – but survivors who escaped the blaze on 14th June still continue to deal with its aftermath. Kensington Aldridge Academy – the school located directly below Grenfell tower – has reopened its doors to students, having spent the last academic year at another location in […]

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Beating the odds

A primary school in a deprived part of Bradford has gone from failing school to success story. The transformation, it says, is down to a decision to rebuild its curriculum around music. Adyan, who is nearly five, can barely stand still in the school’s music room. His mother, Rabia, is growing impatient. “Come on: one, […]