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University of Central Lancashire launches medical degree that is only open to overseas students

Hospitals may be struggling to overcome immigration laws to recruit new nurses, but for the university sector it is a different story.












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Refugee crisis: British universities should create scholarships and bursaries for students fleeing violence, say academics

Every university in Britain is being urged to play its part in tackling the migrant crisis by helping make it easier for refugees and asylum-seekers to access higher education.












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State school students ‘get better degrees’ than private school pupils with same A-levels

Students who attended state schools are more likely to get top degree passes than former independent school pupils with the same A-level grades, new research shows.












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Tuition fees divide changes the way students in Scotland and England view their education

The tuition fees divide between English and Scottish students has left a generation young people north and south of the border with radically different ideas of who should pay for education, a new report has found.












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Scotland’s child poverty levels so severe teachers are sent advice on spotting malnourished students

Child poverty in Scotland is now so severe that teachers are being sent advice on how to spot if a child in their class is going hungry, amid evidence that the problem is having an increasingly serious impact on education.












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Government orders Ucas to reveal data on poorer students in drive to boost social mobility

The Government has ordered the body in charge of university admissions to reveal more of the data it holds on students from poor backgrounds to boost the drive to improve social mobility.












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Schools must ‘urgently’ hire more minority teachers to give students fairer perception of discipline, say American researchers

Schools urgently need to hire more ethnic minority teachers because doing so will give students more positive attitudes and higher perceptions of fairness in discipline, according to a new study.












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UK could learn from German policy on foreign students, report says

The UK Government could learn from the Germans, who understand the value of international students to the economy, according to a major report.












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Ucas is harming social mobility by blocking data on poor students, says senior MP

A senior MP has joined the growing number of critics of the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (Ucas), the body that handles university applications, for refusing to disclose important data it holds on students from poor backgrounds.












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University to mark down students who say ‘illegal immigrants’ in class

Professors at a US university have told students that they risk failing their assignments and even their semester if they use offensive or hateful language in class or submissions.












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