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The $3m prize for maths? Welcome to the X2+y2 factor

A handful of mathematicians – there is perhaps no better collective noun – have each won a prize worth $ 3m (£1.7m) for their contributions to the esoteric world of numbers, thanks to a group of internet billionaires, including Marc Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, and Yuri Milner, who gave up physics for the more lucrative field of tech start-ups.









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Where is the love? Majority of international students in the UK do not feel welcome

The majority of international students studying in the UK feel unwelcome in the country with a significant number saying they would not recommend to their friends that they come here to attend university, says a survey published on Monday.


    








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Welcome to the role model club

We’re only human, says woman who passed two GCSEs aged 10
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Welcome to the Rosetta Stone school, where you can learn Arabic, Chinese, Dutch (cont…)

Thirteen-year-old Isaac Noble is learning Japanese so he can speak to his mother in her native tongue.


    








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Foreign students ‘feel less welcome’

More than half of overseas students in the UK say they have felt “less welcome” because of policies to cut migration, a survey suggests.
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AUDIO: Students welcome GCSEs ‘U-turn’

School Reporters Emily and Ben, from Cardinal Newman Catholic School in Hove, give their reaction to the reversal of plans to scrap GCSEs in key subjects in England.
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Universities welcome change in A-level focus

Plans to make A-levels tougher by limiting resits and putting more focus on end-of-year exams were welcomed by universities.




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‘You’re not welcome’: teachers vote to ban Ofsted

Ofsted inspectors could be barred from classrooms across the country after teachers voted overwhelmingly to boycott the inspection body.




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‘You’re not welcome’: teachers vote to ban Ofsted

Ofsted inspectors could be barred from classrooms across the country after teachers voted overwhelmingly to boycott the inspection body.




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Welcome to the Big Brain House (built upon the genius of Led Zep)

Rock music has often been cited as a bad influence on the young. Yet a relationship that started with Led Zeppelin’s reunion has culminated in a programme to bring the finest humanities students from around the world to a Georgian house in Oxford where they will set about expanding “the sum of human knowledge”.




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