How the new university in Hereford will look

New university aims to attract women into engineering

It will be first newly built university for three decades

RAF personnel take part in a disbandment parade at RAF Lossiemouth

Quakers go to war over ‘bellicose’ school pack that promotes 'pro-military values'

"Militarism has no place in classrooms. This resource is ideologically driven and should be withdrawn"

67.6% of children in London were accepted by their top choice of secondary school

Half of parents in some areas denied first choice of school

Local authorities ‘can’t afford to create new places’ to keep up with birth rate

Labour wants to encourage more employers to go into schools to talk to girls about their careers, beginning at the age of seven

Give girls career advice before the age of 10, says shadow Education Secretary

Tristram Hunt wants employers to speak in primary schools to encourage children to have broader horizons

The shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt has said that British values amount to more than pictures of Queen Elizabeth and double-decker buses

British values 'are more than pictures of the Queen,' says shadow Education Secretary

'That's not going to combat the jihadist ideology which we need to root out,' claims Tristram Hunt

A protest against tuition fees in London last November

Labour demands pledge that Coalition will not raise tuition fees beyond £9,000

Ed Miliband calls on David Cameron and Nick Clegg not to raise costs

Some senior Labour figures are believed to have expressed such fears of Milband's plans in private – including Ed Balls, the shadow Chancellor; Chuka Umunna, the shadow Business Secretary and Tristram Hunt, the shadow Education Secretary

Row within Labour party over who benefits from student tuition fee cuts

Senior Labour figures privately worry Ed Miliband's flagship policy would help better off graduates rather than the poorest

Books written by famous names, such as 'Harry Potter' author J K Rowling, are more popular with today's youngsters

Students 'seriously under-challenged' by the books they are given at school, study claims

The survey found pupils prefer books that have been turned into movies

Ed Miliband has said that Labour would establish a committee on the arts, culture and creative industries

Ed Miliband: Labour will put arts at 'the heart' of government

Labour leader pledges to "strengthen creative education in schools and after-school clubs"

Nationally, 58.1 per cent of black pupils achieved the benchmark of five A* to C grade passes at GCSE – up 8.8 per cent since 2010

White pupils improve as much as ethnic minorities

A claim that standards in London schools only soared as a result of the capital’s ethnic mix is dismissed in research released today.

Peter Mandelson

Pressure builds on Labour to drop pledge to cut tuition fees from £9,000 to £6,000

Lord Mandelson has warned a cut in higher education funding could lead to cuts in vital courses such as science, engineering and maths

The figures are higher when it comes to secondary schools, with nearly one in three heads leaving

Tougher inspections prompt a quarter of headteachers to leave academies in 2014

Exodus of headteachers heralds recruitment crisis

Durand Academy in Stockwell, south London

Controversial Durand Education Trust faces 'misconduct or mismanagement' inquiry by Charity Commission

Chair Margaret Hodge also questioned the fact the headteacher earned £160,000 from a firm set up to run a leisure centre on the site in addition to his £229,000 salary

Hard headed: Dame Sally Coates in her new role as director of United Learning’s southern academies

Leading headteacher exposes 'underhand' tactics used by schools to get round curbs on selection

Exclusive: Dame Sally Coates says the 'time has come for an independent review of admissions across the country'

Raspberry Pi: second model helps tiny PC become Britain’s best selling computer

The company had hoped to sell “a few thousand” of the cheap computer — but has now sold 5 million

Jonny Evans and Papiss Cisse come together
Life and Style
Living for the moment: Julianne Moore playing Alzheimer’s sufferer Alice
A propaganda video shows Isis forces near Tikrit
voicesAdam Walker: The Koran has violent passages, but it also has others that explicitly tells us how to interpret them
A boy holds a chick during the Russian National Agricultural Exhibition Golden Autumn 2014 in Moscow on October 9, 2014.
Life and Style
love + sex
Ashley Young celebrates the winner for Manchester United against Newcastle
footballNewcastle v United 1 player ratings
Arts and Entertainment
Victoria Wood, Kayvan Novak, Alexa Chung, Chris Moyles
tvReview: No soggy bottoms, but plenty of other baking disasters on The Great Comic Relief Bake Off
Ashley Young celebrates the winner for Manchester United against Newcastle
footballNewcastle 0 Man United 1: Last minute strike seals precious victory
Life and Style
Tikka Masala has been overtaken by Jalfrezi as the nation's most popular curry
food + drink
Arts and Entertainment
Seth Rogan is one of America’s most famous pot smokers
filmAmy Pascal resigned after her personal emails were leaked following a cyber-attack sparked by the actor's film The Interview
Benjamin Netanyahu and his cartoon bomb – the Israeli PM shows his ‘evidence’
Arts and Entertainment
80s trailblazer: comedian Tracey Ullman
Life and Style
A statue of the Flemish geographer Gerard Kremer, Geradus Mercator (1512 - 1594) which was unveiled at the Geographical Congree at Anvers. He was the first person to use the word atlas to describe a book of maps.
techThe 16th century cartographer created the atlas
Arts and Entertainment
Stephen Tompkinson is back as DCI Banks
tvReview: Episode one of the new series played it safe, but at least this drama has a winning formula
Arts and Entertainment
Jeffrey Archer holds up a copy of 'Kane and Abel', a book he says was ripped-off by Bollywood
Arts and Entertainment
Fay Weldon suggested authors should tailor their work for Kindle readers
i Newspaper
The Independent around the web
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

iJobs Job Widget
iJobs Education

Ashdown Group: IT Manager - Salesforce / Reports / CRM - North London - NfP

£45000 per annum: Ashdown Group: An established and reputable Not for Profit o...

Reach Volunteering: External HR Trustee Needed!

Voluntary post, reasonable expenses reimbursed: Reach Volunteering: Would you ...

SThree: Trainee Recruitment Consultant

£20000 - £25000 per annum + OTE £40,000: SThree: SThree have recently been awa...

Ashdown Group: Finance Manager - Covent Garden, central London - £45k - £55k

£45000 - £55000 per annum + 30 days holiday: Ashdown Group: Finance Manager - ...

Day In a Page

War with Isis: Iraq's government fights to win back Tikrit from militants - but then what?

Baghdad fights to win back Tikrit from Isis – but then what?

Patrick Cockburn reports from Kirkuk on a conflict which sectarianism has made intractable
Living with Alzheimer's: What is it really like to be diagnosed with early-onset dementia?

What is it like to live with Alzheimer's?

Depicting early-onset Alzheimer's, the film 'Still Alice' had a profound effect on Joy Watson, who lives with the illness. She tells Kate Hilpern how she's coped with the diagnosis
The Internet of Things: Meet the British salesman who gave real-world items a virtual life

Setting in motion the Internet of Things

British salesman Kevin Ashton gave real-world items a virtual life
Election 2015: Latest polling reveals Tories and Labour on course to win the same number of seats - with the SNP holding the balance of power

Election 2015: A dead heat between Mr Bean and Dick Dastardly!

Lord Ashcroft reveals latest polling – and which character voters associate with each leader
Audiences queue up for 'true stories told live' as cult competition The Moth goes global

Cult competition The Moth goes global

The non-profit 'slam storytelling' competition was founded in 1997 by the novelist George Dawes Green and has seen Malcolm Gladwell, Salman Rushdie and Molly Ringwald all take their turn at the mic
Pakistani women come out fighting: A hard-hitting play focuses on female Muslim boxers

Pakistani women come out fighting

Hard-hitting new play 'No Guts, No Heart, No Glory' focuses on female Muslim boxers
Leonora Carrington transcended her stolid background to become an avant garde star

Surreal deal: Leonora Carrington

The artist transcended her stolid background to become an avant garde star
LGBT History Month: Pupils discuss topics from Sappho to same-sex marriage

Education: LGBT History Month

Pupils have been discussing topics from Sappho to same-sex marriage
11 best gel eyeliners

Go bold this season: 11 best gel eyeliners

Use an ink pot eyeliner to go bold on the eyes with this season's feline flicked winged liner
Cricket World Cup 2015: Tournament runs riot to make the event more hit than miss...

Cricket World Cup runs riot to make the event more hit than miss...

The tournament has reached its halfway mark and scores of 300 and amazing catches abound. One thing never changes, though – everyone loves beating England
Katarina Johnson-Thompson: Heptathlete ready to jump at first major title

Katarina Johnson-Thompson: Ready to jump at first major title

After her 2014 was ruined by injury, 21-year-old Briton is leading pentathlete going into this week’s European Indoors. Now she intends to turn form into gold
Syrian conflict is the world's first 'climate change war', say scientists, but it won't be the last one

Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
How I outwitted the Gestapo

How I outwitted the Gestapo

My life as a Jew in wartime Berlin
The nation's favourite animal revealed

The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
Is this the way to get young people to vote?

Getting young people to vote

From #VOTESELFISH to Bite the Ballot