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My latest freedom of information requests paint a depressing picture of deep-rooted elitism. Only by centralising the admissions process can we eradicate itIn 2010, I submitted freedom of information requests to...

If millennials are wary of free speech, who can blame them? | Gaby Hinsliff

Banning ‘no platform’ policies on campus would not be so easy. The web generation has witnessed the hijacking of decent debatePeople who like banning things, should be banned from doing so....

Oxford college drops Aung San Suu Kyi from common room’s name

Decision by students at St Hugh’s, where the leader of Myanmar also studied, is over her response to the Rohingya crisisUndergraduates at the Oxford college where Aung San Suu Kyi studied...

Oxbridge becoming less diverse as richest gain 80% of offers

Oxford and Cambridge going backwards in drive to recruit students from poorer backgrounds and areas, data showsOxford and Cambridge universities have gone backwards on the socio-economic diversity of their student bodies,...

Oxford accused of ‘social apartheid’ as colleges admit no black students

Labour MP attacks university where one in three colleges failed to admit a black British student with A-levels in 2015Nearly one in three Oxford colleges failed to admit a single black...

How diverse is Oxbridge? Share your experiences

A Guardian analysis has revealed that diversity at Oxbridge has slipped backwards in terms of ethnic, socio-economic and regional diversity. Share your stories with usTen Oxford and six Cambridge university colleges...

This Black History Month, let’s try teaching that racism is still with us |...

The overriding narrative arc of black history in schools is one of long victimhood brought to a sudden end by Rosa Parks. Let’s end this soothing oversimplificationIf you’re a teacher wanting...

Head of grammar school that excluded ‘underachieving’ students suspended

New chair of governors at St Olave’s, which excluded sixth-form students who failed to perform, confirms Aydin Önaç suspended pending investigationThe headteacher of a leading grammar school that was found to...

Cambridge University issues trigger warnings for Shakespeare lecture

Students were warned that a lecture discussing Titus Andronicus and The Comedy of Errors would include ‘discussions of sexual violence’ Cambridge students have been given timetables bearing “trigger warnings” to alert...

The teaching excellence framework can enhance academic careers

The government’s teaching quality assessment has been controversial among academics, but its best-performing universities prioritise their staffDiana Beech is director of policy and advocacy at the Higher Education Policy InstituteIt’s no...
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