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Do university applications favour middle-class kids? Yes – because their parents write them | Adrian Chiles
Britain’s only social mobility professor says personal statements should be scrapped. But the problem takes root much earlier, writes Adrian Chiles

Adrian Chiles

20, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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OfS publishes plans to punish English universities for poor value for money
Tens of thousands of students are enrolled at institutions that could fail to meet new minimum standards

Richard Adams Education editor

20, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Covid driving record numbers in England to become nurses
Figures from Ucas show more than 56,000 people signed up to nursing courses since early 2020

Richard Adams Education editor

20, Jan, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Thousands of student gambling addicts ‘spending £30 a week on habit’
Research finds people racking up debts and missing out on university life to fund betting

Rob Davies

18, Jan, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Iain Smith obituary
Other lives: Academic who specialised in British colonial history and the South African war

Robin Okey

17, Jan, 2022 @5:59 PM

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Universities are playing their part in the fight for the climate | Editorial
Letter: Philip Steadman of the UCL Energy Institute responds to a letter by Nicholas Maxwell which argued that academics focus on the pursuit of knowledge over offering practical solutions


12, Jan, 2022 @6:32 PM

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Being Black and British means something else now I’m at an Ivy League university | Amandla Thomas-Johnson
The responses to my London accent show how UK Black culture is changing perceptions in the US – but only for some, says PhD student and writer Amandla Thomas-Johnson

Amandla Thomas-Johnson

10, Jan, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Only a culture change can end this state of climate inaction | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to a piece by George Monbiot about the despair felt by climate activists in the face of denial and intransigence


09, Jan, 2022 @5:25 PM

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Student sleuths: Scotland’s undergraduate-led cold case unit
Glasgow criminology students work with experts to crack seven unsolved missing person cases

Libby Brooks

09, Jan, 2022 @3:54 PM

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Adam Habib of Soas: ‘UK universities must stop taking other countries’ best people’
South African director on why foreign students must return home, the UK’s damage to the arts, and his N-word row

Anna Fazackerley

08, Jan, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Trinity College Dublin begins €90m project to relocate vulnerable books
Restoring and moving 750,000 volumes and ancient manuscripts expected to take five years

Lisa O'Carroll in Dublin

07, Jan, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Combine classes in case of Covid staff shortages, DfE tells teachers in England
Tories criticised for failing to tackle Omicron earlier as Covid infections are still high

Richard Adams and Andrew Sparrow

02, Jan, 2022 @6:56 PM

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