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Brexit sparks boom in applications for politics courses

The country remains deeply divided over the likely impact of Brexit, but one clear winner has already emerged - politics departments at universities. There has been a 28% surge in applications to politics courses since the debate about Europe took off in the run-up to the 2016 referendum. Applications went up by from 34,275 in [...]

By | 2019-10-23T10:19:55+00:00 October 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Universities ‘oblivious’ to campus racial abuse

Racial harassment is "a common occurrence" for many students in England, Scotland and Wales, Britain's equalities watchdog says. Victims' grades and mental health too often suffer and some quit altogether, according to an Equality and Human Rights Commission report. But too many universities fear facing up to the issue will harm their reputation, the authors [...]

By | 2019-10-23T10:18:06+00:00 October 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

‘Unlawful practices and buck passing’ over special needs

Parents seeking support for children with special educational needs face unlawful practices, buck passing and a "treacle of bureaucracy", MPs say. The Commons Education Committee said the government had set councils up to fail by upping parents' expectations while cutting council budgets overall. Already stretched families were being torn apart, its report said, as they fought for [...]

By | 2019-10-23T10:15:41+00:00 October 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments