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UK university courses on race and colonialism facing axe due to cuts
Academics warn loss of higher education arts and humanities courses will harm understanding of racism and imperial history

Aneesa Ahmed

05, May, 2024 @9:00 AM

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‘Cultural and social vandalism’: job cut plans at Goldsmiths attacked
Union claims up to a quarter of all academic roles at financially pressed London institution face the axe

Sally Weale Education correspondent

27, Mar, 2024 @7:24 PM

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This year’s A-level results in England explained in five charts
English literature falls out of favour while girls fare worse than boys from return to exams

Carmen Aguilar García, Pamela Duncan, Paul Torpey and Lucy Swan

18, Aug, 2022 @8:22 PM

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What an English degree did for me, by Tulip Siddiq, Sarah Waters and more
As universities close their English literature courses, we celebrate 40 influential British graduates

14, Aug, 2022 @9:00 AM

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If education is all about getting a job, the humanities are left just to the rich | Kenan Malik
Recent utilitarian changes to the priorities of universities do little to foster social equality

Kenan Malik

31, Jul, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Where will future Tracey Beakers go after arts and humanities courses are axed? | Letters
Letters: Tim Atkins derides the cultural and human vandalism in higher education, and Susan Anderson defends the choices made at Sheffield Hallam University


01, Jul, 2022 @4:48 PM

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The threat facing humanities and the arts | Letters
Letters: Drama in schools gives students the opportunity to explore a wide range of issues, says Catherine Griffin, while Sue Jackson points to the favouring of Stem subjects at the expense of humanities in universities


11, May, 2022 @3:09 PM

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New university job cuts fuel rising outrage on campuses
Goldsmiths targets humanities faculties in round of redundancies

Anna Fazackerley

24, Oct, 2021 @7:15 AM

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There Are Places in the World Where Rules Are Less Important Than Kindness by Carlo Rovelli – review
The Italian physicist fuses his deep knowledge of science and the arts

Andrew Anthony

10, Nov, 2020 @7:00 AM

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'Humanities graduates are just as employable': do the sciences really lead to more jobs?
The UK government wants more students to study science subjects – but employers want humanities graduates too

Chris Stokel-Walker

10, Sep, 2020 @6:00 AM

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We need arts graduates as much as science ones | Letters
Letters: Readers write in response of planned changes to university courses, and the importance of a well-rounded education


29, Jun, 2020 @4:03 PM

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University and Arts Council in drive to re-brand 'soft' academic subjects
Shape campaign will encourage more young people to choose arts, humanities and social sciences

Vanessa Thorpe

21, Jun, 2020 @6:21 AM

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