Home Tags Students

Tag: students

Keir Starmer has to abandon Corbyn’s promise on student fees |...

As he makes his first leader’s speech in the unusual context of an online Labour party conference, Keir Starmer’s position is rock solid. Since his election, the party has pulled almost level with the Conservatives in the polls, and more Britons think he would make a better prime minister than Boris Johnson. He has had…

Town v gown tensions rise over threat of Covid infection rate...

Fears of a growing “town v gown” divide have been sparked by a new poll showing the majority of residents in university towns do not want students to return because their arrival could trigger fresh local lockdowns. A survey, carried out by the University and College Union (UCU) and shared with the Observer, shows only…

Students have been sold the lie they are able to have...

With a new term already under way in many universities, the higher education sector has never felt more beleaguered – and most of the blame for its current state of disarray lies with the government. In the past few weeks the Department for Education has amassed a staggering charge sheet: the exam results fiasco; trying…

‘They see us as heavy-drinking nuisances’: students face Covid marshals

Dancing, drinking and flirting at wild parties will be firmly off the student timetable this term – even for those tempted to attend an illegal event. Universities are paying for “Covid marshals” to break up mass gatherings and stop undergraduates flouting pandemic rules. In Newcastle, police will carry out “high visibility” patrols in student hubs…

UK universities predict record student dropout rate

Record numbers of young people in the UK are starting a university course this autumn, with many anxious to escape a collapsing employment market. But as students embark on a very different university experience, vice-chancellors are worried that many may not last the year. Universities are reporting unprecedented pressure on their student hardship funds, after…

Student finance: everything you need to know about managing your money

Is it too late to apply for student finance? No – but you’d better get a move on! You can apply for student finance up to nine months after you start your course but your application could take up to six weeks to process. How will I receive my student loan? Your maintenance loan is…

Disadvantaged students narrow GCSE attainment gap in England

Disadvantaged students in England improved their results at GCSE this summer, narrowing the attainment gap with their peers, according to an analysis. After summer exams were cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there were fears that disadvantaged students could lose out from results based on teacher assessments because of the risk of bias. Research by…

Women gain more than men from master’s degrees, finds IFS

Women get the greatest financial benefits from taking postgraduate degrees, although their pay levels still lag well behind those of men with master’s degrees and doctorates, according to research published by the Institute for Fiscal Studies. The study of people who took master’s degrees earlier in their career found that – compared with similar individuals…

‘People thought I was too young to protest’: the rise of...

In June, Simukai Chigudu stepped up on a plinth in front of thousands of people blocking the streets outside Oriel College in Oxford. The associate professor of African politics addressed the crowds inspired by Black Lives Matter and the anti-racism protests sweeping across the UK and around the world, catalysed by the killing of yet…

Britain’s universities have been abandoned to fight Covid-19 alone | Glen...

Universities usually welcome everyone to the new academic year with a big smile, amid genuinely upbeat talk of “challenges” and “opportunities”. It’s still like that this year, but the smile has something of a manic rictus to it, and the talk is based on every single finger and toe being crossed by every single vice…

MOST POPULAR

HOT NEWS