UK’s Prevent guidance to universities unlawful, court rules

Court of appeal finds Prevent guidelines on inviting controversial speakers violate freedom of speechThe government’s Prevent duty guidance to universities is unlawful and must be rewritten, judges have ruled...

Cambridge doesn’t need a £100m gift but other universities do

Readers respond to news that the University of Cambridge is receiving a £100m gift from the financier David HardingIn choosing to contrast Birkbeck with the University of Cambridge,...

Are university campuses turning into mini smart cities?

Universities are experimenting with AI and big data to improve how students live and learn on campusThink of a university campus: it has its own roads, shops, residential...

Ben Shapiro to speak at Christian college after it initially spurned him, Young America’s...

After receiving significant backlash for canceling a speech from conservative commentator Ben Shapiro, Grand Canyon University (GCU) decided to reverse its decision.Still, it was a complicated set of arrangements. The Christian university's administration...

Why study English? We’re poorer in every sense without it

Fewer are taking the subject at A-level and university. Are they being put off by the way government says it must be taught?The lack of science, maths and...

A rise in apprenticeship wages is tempting those put off by tuition fees

Studying for free appeals to many who hope to progress their careers and, as universities raise the cost of tuition, getting paid to train sounds better than everApprentices don’t...

Cambridge University offers disadvantaged students second chance to apply

Up to 100 places to be available under scheme as part of efforts to improve diversityThe University of Cambridge is seeking to increase student diversity by offering disadvantaged candidates who narrowly...

Study English, and learn the ways of the world

Readers discuss the benfits that can be gained from studying the artsHow I agree with Susanna Rustin (Why study English? We’re poorer in every sense without it, 11...

Set the children free – show them the joy of reading for reading’s sake

To slip the confines of reality for 15 or 20 minutes is a superpower too few of our schools are nurturingFor many young people today, books are only...

Award-winning teacher among staff needing charity to scrape by

Teacher poverty is now so acute that the Victorian charity helping them is running on its reservesIt was winning a national Teaching Award and getting a pay rise in recognition...

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