Education

Students hit by 14-day university lecturers strike

Image caption Strikers picketed buildings at Bristol University Staff at 74 universities across the UK are beginning a 14-day strike over pensions, pay and conditions. The University and College Union is holding strikes between 20 February and 13 March and has estimated more than a million students will be affected. The union described this latest […]

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Six charged over Cambridge Uni climate protests

Image caption Protesters dug up the lawn in front of Trinity College on Monday Three people have been charged with criminal damage after climate activists dug up the lawn of a Cambridge University college. The area outside Trinity College was targeted by Extinction Rebellion protesters on Monday. One of those charged, along with three others, […]

Education

Call to scrap ‘elitist’ Oxford application fee

Image copyright Getty Images Academics at Oxford University want to scrap a £75 fee required to apply for postgraduate courses – arguing it is an “elitist” financial barrier. The fee is not refundable – and an internal email suggests Oxford receives £2m from applications per year, mostly from those who have been rejected. There are […]

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Cambridge University don wrote erotic fiction about students

Image copyright PAImage caption Dr Peter Hutchinson stopped teaching after an internal investigation in 2015 A Cambridge University academic who was accused of sexual harassment published erotic fiction about students the year complaints were made against him. Dr Peter Hutchinson quit teaching at Trinity Hall in 2015 following an internal investigation into his conduct. It […]

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Extra money for education in N. Ireland

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption The capital budget pays for things like new buildings and roads Health, education and roads in Northern Ireland will benefit from an extra £18m in spending this financial year. The money has been made available as a result of late spending decisions made by Whitehall departments. Those spending decisions have […]