Education

King’s College racism row: Students support doctor

Image copyright Cambridge UniversityImage caption Dr Gopal said she would no longer supervise students at the university in protest at her treatment Cambridge University students have rallied behind an academic who said racism at one college is “widespread”. Dr Priyamvada Gopal claimed porters at King’s College frequently “hassled” non-white staff and students at the gates, […]

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Ofsted chief inspector backs ban on phones in schools

Image copyright Getty Images The chief inspector of Ofsted is backing head teachers who ban mobile phones to prevent bad behaviour. In a speech, Amanda Spielman is expected to blame technology for making “low-level disruption” more common and endorse tough behaviour policies. “The place of mobile phones in the classroom seems to me dubious at […]

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Where can UK students study for free?

Image copyright Getty Images With university tuition fees costing up to £9,250 per year, England is the most expensive place to study in Europe. It’s not a surprise then that for those who want to travel, experience a different culture or develop foreign language skills, studying in a country which has no tuition fees for […]

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‘Should I stay or should I go now?’

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Academics and students from the EU are facing a “wait and see” about their futures Emilia Wilton-Godberfforde is facing a big decision – will she continue working as an academic in UK universities after Brexit? She is British but her husband is French and they are worried about the uncertainty […]

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Algeria turns off internet for high school exams

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Education Minister Nouria Benghabrit said the country could not “passively” accept any leaks Algeria has turned off its internet nationwide during high school exams in a bid to tackle cheating. Internet service, both mobile and fixed line, will go off for an hour after the start of each high school […]

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Hail Mary

Image caption Dame Mary Beard wants open debate, but without the “sloganising” and “sexist rants” Historian Mary Beard moves seamlessly from tackling aggressive dimwits on Twitter to talking about the politics of ancient Rome. It’s the kind of abrupt gear change we now expect from public intellectuals. And Professor Mary Beard – who became Dame […]

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Is Sara a ‘refugee’ or ‘future surgeon’?

Image copyright Paddy DowlingImage caption Sara’s home has been a tent for the past three years, since being forced from Syria by war At the age of just 11, Sara’s plans for the future are already clear. “I will become a surgeon,” she says firmly. It’s a noble ambition, shared by youngsters the world over. […]

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Meet the kids learning to fix punctures

Meet the toddlers who are being taught how to sew, mend, bake and fix punctures at Liverpool’s first intergenerational and sustainable cafe. Founded by Liverpool John Moore’s University lecturer, Diane Boyd the cafe offers older people the chance to pass on traditional skills such as mending punctures, knitting and darning. This clip is originally from […]