Universities

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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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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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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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State-educated students driving up competition and diversity at Oxford, says outgoing VC
Louise Richardson is proud that state entrants are up to 68% – and that she is succeeded by a woman

Richard Adams Education editor

26, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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John Sayer obituary
Other lives: Educator who helped found the General Teaching Council and was passionate about international cooperation between universities

Gwendolin Armstrong

25, Nov, 2022 @8:46 PM

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Minister becomes eighth Tory MP to announce they are stepping down at next election – as it happened
Complaints under investigation now range from his time as justice secretary, foreign secretary and Brexit secretary

Andrew Sparrow

25, Nov, 2022 @5:45 PM

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Nurses to strike for two days as December disruption deepens
Royal College of Nursing announces unprecedented action, likely to to be first in a series of strikes by NHS staff over winter

Gwyn Topham, Andrew Gregory, Larry Elliott and Sally Weale

25, Nov, 2022 @12:01 AM

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