Education

University chief wants to bring back maintenance grants

Image copyright PA The head of an elite group of universities has called for maintenance grants to be restored to help improve diversity in higher education. Tim Bradshaw, who leads the Russell Group, told the Independent the grant could make a “substantial difference” to young people “nervous” about debt. He said it could also encourage […]

Education

NI school system 'under major strain'

Image caption Budget pressures and increasing pupil numbers are putting schools “under considerable strain” Northern Ireland’s education system is under “considerable strain” and faces “severe financial challenges”, according to a senior civil servant. The Department of Education’s top official, Derek Baker, made the comments in the accounts for 2017-18, which have just been published. The […]

Education

The young carers missing out on a summer holiday

Nearly three-quarters of young carers feel isolated during the summer holidays, according to new research. Thirteen-year-old Jack and 10-year-old Alex have both made sacrifices to help their families. Watch the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme on weekdays between 09:00 and 11:00 on BBC Two and the BBC News Channel in the UK and on iPlayer afterwards. […]

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Tokyo Medical University 'changed female exam scores'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Japanese reports say that only 30 women were admitted to the medical school in 2018 Reports that one of Japan’s most prestigious medical universities tampered with female applicants’ entrance exam scores have sparked an outcry on social media. Japanese paper Yomiuri Shimbun says Tokyo Medical University began altering results […]