Education

Financial advice on offer to teenagers

How much did you know about your money when you were in school? These teenagers are learning about how to better manage their finances. The course which is aimed at 15 to 25-year-olds is run by the Heracles Foundation. Advice NI, a debt advice organisation, says knowing more about money could help avoid a number […]

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Would proposed finance changes help poorer students?

Image copyright Getty Images A government-commissioned review of funding for over-18 education has come out with its recommendations. There has been much discussion of whether the changes are progressive (better for lower earners) or regressive (better for higher earners). The key proposals for higher education are: reducing the maximum annual fees that universities can charge […]

Education

Anti-Semitism row: University of Essex sacks lecturer

Image copyright Tom SancassaniImage caption University of Essex has said it has a zero-tolerance policy on hate and harassment A university has sacked a lecturer after an anti-Semitism row over the formation of a Jewish society. Concerns were raised at the University of Essex over Facebook posts which had described “Zionists” wanting to create a […]

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University of Essex ‘sorry’ for sex complaint delays

Image copyright University of EssexImage caption Complaints lodged with the University of Essex are meant to be concluded within 60 days A university has been accused of effectively “silencing” students who have made sex assault complaints. The BBC found despite the University of Essex’s aim of dealing with complaints within 60 days, a number of […]

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Fee support extended for EU students

Image copyright Getty Images The Department for Education has extended support for European Union students for another year. EU students applying to universities in England for next year have been promised they will still pay the same fees as home students and be eligible for student finance. Universities had been worried that they could not […]