Education

Universities warned over potentially misleading claims

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption The consumer watchdog says universities need to make sure marketing information is reliable Universities have been warned against making “potentially misleading claims” in their advertising. The Which? consumer group says some universities are claiming high status without any “verifiable” evidence. The Advertising Standards Authority last year told universities they must […]

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Imprisoned suffragette letter discovered

Image copyright LSE LibraryImage caption Annie Kenney (left), with Christabel Pankhurst, was worried about her family’s reaction to her jailing A previously unknown letter from the first suffragette to be jailed in the campaign for the vote has been discovered by an Oxford historian. Written the day after Annie Kenney was released from prison in […]

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More fake diploma claims for Spanish university

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption The university already faces claims of awarding fraudulent master’s degrees to two Popular Party (PP) politicians. A Spanish university is being investigated for allegedly giving away diplomas to hundreds of Italian nationals. King Juan Carlos University in Madrid reportedly granted law diplomas to around 500 Italians with limited Spanish language […]

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MSPs call for ‘halt’ to primary tests

Image caption Primary school education has become a hot topic at Holyrood MSPs have defeated the Scottish government in a vote calling on ministers to “halt” national assessments for P1 pupils. The assessments were introduced across Scotland last year, but some teachers and parents have criticised them. Ministers insist they are not high-stakes tests, but […]

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School open days: Eight things to look for

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Everything flows from a good head, says former Ofsted boss Sir Michael Wilshaw It’s that time of the year when secondary schools freshen up their display boards, pick out their best-behaved kids and prepare for open evenings. But how can parents get beyond the glossy prospectuses and slick presentations and […]

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Widower’s advice on diet

Image copyright Getty Images When a 21-year-old woman asked a weight loss forum for advice on how to deal with her boyfriend making comments about her appearance, one widower’s response moved many to reflect on how we treat our loved ones. The widower replied to the young woman to share how he was full of […]

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Further education college finances face double whammy

Image copyright UCUImage caption Staff at Hull College went on strike over job cuts earlier this year Amid rising concern about the numbers of further education colleges needing emergency government bailouts, new analysis shows how far their budgets have been squeezed. The money allocated for 16 to 18-year-old college students has dropped 8% since 2010, […]