Education

Modern students 'prefer work to drugs'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Drug use is rejected by a clean-living generation of students Students are more likely to want universities to take a tougher line against drugs on campus, rather than a more liberal response, say researchers. The study – from the Higher Education Policy Institute (Hepi) and the University of Buckingham […]

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Stephen Hawking fellowships set up for 50 students

Image copyright André Pattenden Image caption Fellowships have been created to honour the memory of Professor Stephen Hawking Up to 50 “exceptional” students are to be given financial support in the form of fellowships set up to honour Professor Stephen Hawking. The renowned physicist died in March, at the age of 76, after a long […]

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Adoption and care rates higher in some areas

Image copyright Getty Images For a child born in England in 2011-2012, the chances of being placed for adoption by the age of five varies starkly by local authority, research suggests. For a child in Southampton, which had the highest rate, almost one in 50 children was put up for adoption. For a child in […]

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Police detective entry system targets graduates

Image caption Idris Elba plays Detective Chief Inspector John Luther in the BBC series Graduates can become detectives “in a matter of months” with the help of a new fast-track training programme. The 12-week scheme is being developed in response to a severe shortage of police investigators. Ministers have set aside £350,000 for the new […]

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Lords criticise 'unfair' university fees and loans

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Students are paying artificially high interest rates, says a cross-party committee The tuition fee system for England’s universities is ripping off students and giving taxpayers poor value for money, says a parliamentary committee. The House of Lords economic affairs committee says it found evidence the student loan book would […]

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University is Pompey's top summer signing

Image copyright Getty Images When a gruff US media tycoon says: “Drop everything else and do that,” they’re not usually talking about a university sponsorship deal. But former Disney boss Michael Eisner, now owner of Portsmouth Football Club, is a passionate advocate of a partnership that will see the University of Portsmouth’s logo being unveiled […]

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G7 summit: $3bn pledge for girls' education

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption In conflict situations like South Sudan’s, girls are likelier to miss out on education than boys Canada says it plans to provide $2.9bn (£2.2bn; €2.5bn) with the help of its G7 partners to fund education for the world’s poorest girls and women. The money will help fund equal access […]

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More than a million on social housing waiting lists

Image copyright Alicia Canter Grandfather and commercial engineer Freddy Emmanuel has been on the waiting list for social housing for 18 years. During this time he has sofa-surfed, stayed in hostels, rented and had periods of homelessness, in Kensington and Chelsea, mostly. He spent two months sleeping rough under a tree off Portobello Road. And […]

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Business leaders urged to help run schools

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption School governing bodies need a wider range of people to join them, according to the education secretary Schools need help from leading businesses to offset skills shortages on their governing bodies, according to Education Secretary Damian Hinds. In a speech later, Mr Hinds will call for a range of […]