Morecambe MP stirs row after doubting poverty claims by local schools

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Amelia the ‘chicken shop girl’: uni was the ideal place to become a YouTuber

There are more ways into broadcasting than your careers advisor will tell you. I started in an east London chicken shopAt university I always felt like I was studying for two...

A tool or a distraction? UK schools’ approach to mobile phones varies widely

In France they’re banning devices from classrooms. But British students face a confusing web of different approaches depending on where they studyThis week the French government announced a ban on students...

Teaching gender equality can help tackle sexual harassment – here’s how

Schools must encourage young people to question gender norms and behaviours, and ensure that sex education goes beyond biologyFrom Hollywood to Westminster, farming to tech, the #MeToo movement is drawing attention...

Two-year degrees leave a maturity gap – let’s fill it with volunteering | David...

A shortened degree course could save students money – and it could give them the chance to enrich their lives, and the lives of others, through volunteeringDavid Reed is director of...

We want teachers to have their say on building better careers in education

As part of the government’s plan to improve social mobility through education, we’re launching a consultation on teacher career progressionDuring a visit to Oakwood High School, my old comprehensive school in...

Bullies have no place in academia – even if they’re star scientists | Anonymous...

My bullying supervisor damaged my mental health. But when I stood up to him, I received no support from my university I was awarded a prestigious fellowship in 2015 and moved...

The Tories are savaging libraries – and closing the book on social mobility |...

Since 2010, more than 478 libraries have closed in England, Wales and Scotland. It’s the old Tory con: talk up advancement, then attack the institutions that make it possibleIf they weren’t...

‘Youthquake’ named 2017 word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries

A year of political change effected by young people tipped the balance of power in a shortlist including such buzzwords as Antifa, kompromat and Milkshake Duck“Youthquake”, defined as “a significant cultural,...

Teachers must never dismiss sexual harassment as ‘banter’, government says

New guidelines for schools and colleges calls for vigilance and warns that incidents are likely to be amplified by social media Combating sexual harassment and violence among pupils requires teachers to...
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Claims of drugs and sex at Durham University champagne society ball

Student society placed on probation after police were called to summer party over raucous behaviourA university champagne society has been investigated after concerns were...

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