Surge in demand for schools leaves councils struggling to cope

Thousands of pupils in England denied place at their preferred secondary schoolCouncils across England are struggling to keep pace with rising numbers of applications for secondary school, leaving thousands...

Breakthrough for NHS as hundreds more men study nursing

Numbers of males – especially school-leavers – wanting to get on college courses are the highest in a decadeThe NHS has seen a significant rise in the number of men applying...

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...

Children to be taught dangers of female genital mutilation

Sex education shake-up in secondary schools means learning about grooming, forced marriage and domestic abuseThe dangers of female genital mutilation will be taught to all secondary school pupils in...

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...

‘Gossip and secrecy’ fuel Oxford row over suspended dean

Christ Church college and cathedral divided by ‘cruel accusations’Prominent clergy linked to Oxford’s Christ Church cathedral are in revolt over a complaint against its dean which they say is...

Universities should be punished for giving black students lower grades

The government should judge university teaching on the basis of how it promotes equality and diversityThe government has recently announced that it plans to improve how black, Asian and minority ethnic...

New behaviour code for Sir and Miss caught in schools moral maze

A guide for headteachers in England aims to help them deal ethically with thorny issues like exclusions - and to confront colleagues who do notOne of the most...

England lacks white working-class graduates. Quick fixes won’t change that

Half of universities have fewer than 5% of students from poorer white backgrounds. Just trying to boost numbers isn’t enoughAt half of England’s universities, fewer than 5% of...

Drones and big data: the next frontier in the fight against wildlife extinction

Emerging technologies are a boon for the work of conservation researchers, but not all universities are equipped for themTechnology is playing an increasingly vital role in conservation and...

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