Students

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Farewell, Ucas personal statements: I won’t miss your hackneyed, cliche-ridden prose | Max Fletcher
These hated essays are going to be scrapped. It’s good news for those who can’t afford private tutors – and for those who had to read them, says writer Max Fletcher

Max Fletcher

20, Jul, 2024 @8:00 AM

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Ucas plans to drop personal statements for UK university applicants
Social mobility experts welcome change in which students will instead be asked to answer three questions

Richard Adams Education editor

18, Jul, 2024 @6:00 AM

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Graduation is such a significant moment – and yet we never realise it at the time | Adrian Chiles
The parents glow with pride, while the students cringe with embarrassment. Underneath it all is the terrifying awareness of time getting a march on us, writes Adrian Chiles

Adrian Chiles

17, Jul, 2024 @3:25 PM

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UK universities need rescue package to stop ‘domino effect’ of going under
Experts say the next head of the Office for Students must oversee a programme that will protect higher education

Anna Fazackerley

13, Jul, 2024 @3:00 PM

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UK universities face growing struggle to recruit international students
Applications for sponsored visas have plummeted since new restrictions brought in, raising financial fears

Richard Adams Education editor

12, Jul, 2024 @5:00 AM

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High court allows two UK universities to remove Gaza protest camps
Officials at Nottingham and Birmingham can evict student activists after judge ruled human rights were not affected

Richard Adams Education editor

10, Jul, 2024 @3:32 PM

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Inept managers have left universities at crisis point | Letters
Letters: Prof Helen Smith, David Rennie and Prof John Denham on the dire state of university funding

08, Jul, 2024 @4:04 PM

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Gaza protest camps at UK universities wind down amid legal action
Of 36 encampments at end of May, around a dozen are still active, as protesters fight to stay

Richard Adams and Geneva Abdul

07, Jul, 2024 @11:55 AM

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Birmingham University censoring student beliefs over Gaza camp evictions, court hears
University taking legal action to shut down pro-Palestine encampment on Edgbaston campus

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

04, Jul, 2024 @4:58 PM

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Tell us: do you have an outstanding UK university student loan you are struggling to pay off?
We’d like to hear from people who have taken out a loan to cover university tuition fees or student maintenance loans in the UK, and how this is affecting them

Guardian community team

03, Jul, 2024 @12:15 PM

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Tory student group condemned after video shows them ‘singing to Nazi song’
University of Warwick says video ‘troubling’ after footage shows students dancing at Conservative association dinner

Christy Cooney

30, Jun, 2024 @7:00 PM

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Council tax: final-year students warned they could get surprise bills
Students are exempt during their course but as soon as they finish their final year they are liable to pay

Eibhlis Gale-Coleman

29, Jun, 2024 @6:00 AM

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