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‘I want I ‘d postponed concerning the UK’: abroad trainees require...

International students at British universities fear the government’s plan to offer two-year post-study work visas to future students could leave them worse off if the extra time is not given to them too. Last week the government said foreign students will be offered a two-year work visa after graduating from a British university. But the…

I believed I ‘d made it when I got to Cambridge...

I’ve always been a diligent worker. Having had a part-time in a fish and chip shop throughout my A-levels, I know what hard work means. When I received my offer to study at Cambridge University I was congratulated by my colleagues for finally “making it”. In the warm heat of June, a few days before…

Trainee who eliminated herself was ‘stopped working’ by psychological health services

The parents of a University of Liverpool student found dead at her halls of residence have claimed she was “failed” by mental health services. Ceara Thacker, 19, was found in her room in the university’s Brownlow Hill accommodation on 11 May last year. A five-day inquest at the Gerard Majella courthouse in Liverpool heard her…

Charity regulator cautions Ucas about marketing loans to trainees

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service has been rebuked by the Charity Commission over its role in the marketing of private loans to students and school-leavers, with the regulator warning that Ucas needs to rein in its commercial arm. The commission’s intervention followed direct mail and email marketing sent to students last month by Ucas…

Tape variety of disadvantaged students get university locations

Record numbers of young people from the most disadvantaged backgrounds in the UK have won places to go to university this year, according to the admissions agency Ucas. More than a fifth of 18-year-olds (20.4%) from areas of the country with the lowest rate of participation in higher education have confirmed places at universities across…

‘The youth generation is unified’: the uni trainees striking for the...

In a cold, dingy room at the back of a Loughborough pub, maths student Steff Farley would meet with friends to discuss an issue they felt no one was talking about on campus. These conversations over a few pints were the start of a campaign that would eventually push the university to divest from fossil…

Education costs fall from 2010 to now was worst because 1970...

Schools and colleges in England have suffered the worst fall in spending since the depths of the 1970s, according to a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies. The IFS research into education spending says the government’s promised increases in funding will barely repair the squeeze endured since 2010. The report found that adult education,…

Guy imprisoned for taking 7,000 books from Scottish universities

A prolific book thief has been jailed for 25 months after he stole more than 7,000 books from three universities in Edinburgh, before selling them online. Darren Barr, 28, from Kinross in Perthshire, is believed to have made more than £30,000 by selling the textbooks through the online book markets WeBuyBooks, Ziffit and Zapper. During…

If universities worth overseas trainees, they need to stop marginalising them|Zainab...

Universities have prioritised internationalising their campuses for a long time, but lately the conversation has shifted towards decolonisation. Yet these are not two separate initiatives: international students’ experiences would improve if universities thought more about the impact of empire on them too. UK universities’ attitudes towards international students have evolved since they first started arriving…

John McDonnell backs ‘Eliminate Eton’ dispute at Labour conference

The shadow chancellor is to throw his weight behind an “Abolish Eton” debate at the Labour party conference this weekend, as he declares that “private schools don’t need to exist” in an equal society. John McDonnell said he supported a motion put forward by the campaign group Labour Against Private Schools calling for independent schools…

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