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Cambridge University Press reverses China censorship move

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:51:11 GMT

Cambridge University Press restores access to sensitive China stories after academics protest.

Clearing placements at five-year high, early figures show

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:04:52 GMT

New figures show record numbers placed through clearing as universities seek to fill places.

Boys help to raise A-level grades

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:41:07 GMT

Boys overtake girls in top A-level grades - but university entries are down, with many places available.

Former May adviser Nick Timothy calls student fees 'a Ponzi scheme'

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:23:25 GMT

Theresa May's former chief of staff says the system is 'unsustainable' and should be reformed.

Malala gets Oxford University place

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:00:32 GMT

The 20-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner will study philosophy, politics and economics.

Learndirect rated 'inadequate' in Ofsted report

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:43:14 GMT

Too few learners and apprentices achieve the skills and qualifications to progress, report says.

Manchester attack: Georgina Callander had won university place

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:20:12 GMT

Manchester attack victim Georgina Callander would have studied paediatrics, her mother says.

Top grade A-levels rise in Wales

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:07:24 GMT

This is the best performance at the top A* and A grades at A-level since 2009.

A-level results in Northern Ireland show big rise in top grades

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:36:43 GMT

A* or A grades were achieved in 30.4% of entries, a rise of 0.9% on 2016.

Chatbot helps students choose courses

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:35:37 GMT

A chatbot at Leeds Beckett University is helping A-level students find the right university course.

Learndirect training contract 'wound down' over standards

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:42:25 GMT

Training company is barred from taking on new apprentices as Ofsted prepares to release critical report.

No reverse on 6.1% student interest rate

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:47:16 GMT

The government has ruled out any reversing on plans for higher interest charges on student loans.

Counselling domestic abusers cuts offending by third, say researchers

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:07:28 GMT

A radical counselling scheme for some domestic abusers cuts offending by a third, researchers say.

'169 sex attacks' reported by QUB students

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:48:51 GMT

A further 246 students said that they had been the victim of an attempted sexual assault.

'Segregation' in students' university choices

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 23:37:23 GMT

Black and Asian students are much more likely to choose universities in big, multicultural cities.

Vulnerable children not in crisis are 'left in limbo'

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 23:03:34 GMT

Action for Children estimates 140,000 children referred to social services do not get the help they need.

Wealth gap in university places

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 23:36:16 GMT

Young people in wealthy areas 18 times more likely to go to university than those in the poorest.

Kent teenager Alex Holliday dies on Cuba school trip

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 14:54:34 GMT

Fifteen-year-old Alex Holliday was seen as a "rising star" of the local athletics scene.

Fastnet yacht race: State school Greig City Academy finishes

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 12:09:19 GMT

Teenagers become only crew from a state comprehensive known to have finished the sailing race.

Bath University: MP Andrew Murrison quits role over vice-chancellor's pay deal

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:43:58 GMT

It follows criticism of the £451k salary of University of Bath vice-chancellor Prof Dame Glynis Breakwell.

Men from poor backgrounds 'twice as likely to be single'

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 06:44:22 GMT

The income gap between men from poor families and rich ones is also widening, the IFS said.

Fewer pupils expecting to go to university, says survey

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 03:02:25 GMT

Not enjoying studying and debt fears are two issues worrying 11 to 16-year-olds in England and Wales.

Students satisfied with degree courses, poll suggests

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 00:27:00 GMT

The National Student Survey finds 84% of students were content overall with their university courses.

A-level exam 'leak': Belfast grammar pupils sanctioned

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 09:48:27 GMT

Nine students at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution and Methodist College are affected.

Children given free meals in school holidays

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 23:30:49 GMT

The Welsh government's £500,000 scheme offers the meals to children in deprived areas.

University of Northampton's new Waterside Campus

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 09:44:32 GMT

A topping out ceremony marks one year until the University of Northampton's new Waterside Campus opens.

Woman, 90, on sixth degree 'addicted' to studying

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 07:03:34 GMT

Joy Gibson, from Stratford-upon-Avon, re-entered academia at the age of 59.

Grenfell students staying positive on exam results day

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:44:44 GMT

Students at Kensington Aldridge Academy close to Grenfell Tower have been finding out their AS and A-level results

How much screen time should children have?

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 11:02:30 GMT

The former director of GCHQ Robert Hannigan supports children spending time online

Solve a puzzle like a University Challenge star

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 09:38:27 GMT

Monkman and Seagull give their top tips.

Gender specific toys: do you stereotype children?

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:48:07 GMT

Adults who believe they don’t stereotype boys and girls are put to the test.

Shy holiday Britons 'point at menus' to avoid foreign words

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 00:03:47 GMT

About 80% of more than 1,700 people questioned felt it was important to learn some phrases.

How Canada became an education superpower

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 23:05:07 GMT

Canada has joined the top ranks of the world's best education system - and its secret weapon has been fairness.

Top teacher fights for indigenous people

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:07:11 GMT

The winner of the Global Teacher Prize is campaigning for disadvantaged youngsters in the Canadian Arctic.

School funding not always linked to results

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 07:13:19 GMT

The OECD's head of education says effective school funding is about much more than supplying enough cash.

Gran designs: Canada's innovations in global aid

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 23:07:06 GMT

Canada's Grand Challenges projects are using research and ingenuity to tackle global problems.

'Raise your voices'

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 23:05:02 GMT

A blog on birth trauma is prompting women to share their own difficult experiences.

Grenfell Tower

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:19:22 GMT

Some Kensington Aldridge Academy pupils had to take AS-levels while the tower was still on fire.

A-level agony?

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:54:45 GMT

Results not quite what you were expecting? Two experts are on hand with some advice.

After A-levels

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:39:39 GMT

Your stories about taking a route other than university after getting your A-level results.

Exam changes

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:08:09 GMT

Thousands of teenagers are getting their A- and AS-level results, but what are the changes this year?

Making waves

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 07:48:13 GMT

The largest offshore yacht race is this week, with a team from an inner-city school among the entrants.

Preparing for puberty

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 04:08:04 GMT

How are the families we've been following for two years facing the future?

Nursery shuts its doors

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 01:03:51 GMT

Fidgety Fingers is one of many nurseries which say they cannot make government funding rates stretch.

Childhood consequences

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 09:12:20 GMT

The ability to experience regret plays a "crucial role" in children's development, a study suggests.

School's out!

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 02:49:18 GMT

Parents ponder whether to relax and pack away the school books - or get ahead for next term.

Call me Passchendaele

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:24:37 GMT

How "battle name babies" and their descendants were called after battles such as "Passchendaele".