Higher education

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Most UK universities failing to hit carbon reduction targets
Campaign group calls for institutions to be accountable via short-term assessments after 59% missed goals

Helena Horton Environment reporter

06, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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The Observer view on radical change being needed to overcome elitism in education | Observer editorial
In acting as a conveyor belt to the most sought-after jobs, many schools shut out more able young people

Observer editorial

04, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Who are the female union leaders overseeing UK strike action?
Four women at some of the biggest unions are on the frontline of the fight for better pay and conditions

Heather Stewart

02, Dec, 2022 @10:00 PM

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Closed labs, cancelled classes: inside the largest strike to hit US higher education
University of California campuses come to a standstill as 48,000 student workers strike for better pay

Dani Anguiano in Los Angeles

02, Dec, 2022 @11:00 AM

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David Browning obituary
Other lives: Academic in adult education who did pioneering work at Northern College Barnsley

Ali Stopher

01, Dec, 2022 @12:56 PM

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Fossil fuel recruiters banned from three more UK universities
Exclusive: one university cites the industry as a ‘fundamental barrier to a more just and sustainable world’

Damian Carrington Environment editor

01, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘We’re not here because it’s fun’: UK university staff join picket lines
Rallies in Leeds, London and across UK demand better pay and pensions amid cost of living crisis

Robyn Vinter and Sally Weale

30, Nov, 2022 @6:54 PM

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Poorer students over £1,000 worse off this year, warns IFS
Raising maintenance loans in England in line with forecasts, not actual inflation, could cause ‘significant hardship this winter’

Sally Weale Education correspondent

30, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Further education colleges in England face losing financial independence
Government likely to treat FE sector as ‘big schools’, removing autonomy over borrowing and investment

Richard Adams Education editor

29, Nov, 2022 @6:21 PM

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Senior Tories demand Sunak ditches ‘mindless’ crackdown on overseas students
David Willetts, Jo Johnson and Chris Skidmore say embattled PM’s move will hit economy and levelling up

Michael Savage Policy Editor

27, Nov, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Universities condemned over threat to dock all pay of striking staff
Queen Mary in London and Wolverhampton criticised for ‘brutalising’ stance against employees

Anna Fazackerley

27, Nov, 2022 @8:00 AM

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‘Treated like a criminal’: Nepali student wrongly detained at UK border loses uni place
Sulav Khadka was interrogated and held in custody despite providing proof of his place and finances

Shanti Das and Shuvam Dhungana

26, Nov, 2022 @4:00 PM

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