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Edexcel GCSE maths exam goes viral on Twitter after students complain paper was tough

Thousands of GCSE students sat the paper

According to a major new study nearly half a million university students believe they may have chosen the wrong course to study

One in three university students wish they had chosen a different course, says study

Students studying architecture or business and administration courses were the unhappiest with their choice, the study says

The head of the universities’ fair access watchdog has said that too many disadvantaged students are still dropping out or failing to get top degree passes despite a rise in their acceptance rates

Too many disadvantaged university students dropping out despite rise in acceptance rates, says watchdog head

'Although there are record-breaking rates of entry among disadvantaged groups, too many of these entrants are still getting lost by the wayside'

More than one in three bright boys and 24 per cent of bright girls from disadvantaged homes underachieve at GCSE

Hundred of clever children from disadvantaged homes being failed by secondary schools, says new report

The children perform in the top 10 per cent of the country in national curriculum tests - but lag well behind by the time they take their GCSEs

The Oxford Union has passed a motion stating that it is institutionally racist

Oxford Union passes motion calling itself 'institutionally racist'

The move comes after a race row involving Oxford debating society

Stephen Hawking fears talented academics with serious medical conditions may not receive the support he enjoyed due to lack of funding

The renowned physicist praised Gonville and Caius College at the University of Cambridge for the backing it has given him

Leading employers prefer value work experience among graduates over grades, says new research

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Jonathan Goddard: Meet the man using rap to make Latin a hip new subject

The Latin Programme is a pioneering charity which believes that the language is the best way of improving children’s English grammar

Oxford Union criticised over 'tasteless' Colonial Comeback cocktail served during debate on British Empire

Oxford University debating society in 'racism' row over cocktail offered as part of refreshments following a debate about the British Empire

Professor Louise Richardson with Hillary Clinton at St Andrews in 2013

University of Oxford nominates first female vice-chancellor in its 800-year history

She has been put forward by a nominating committee led by Oxford’s chancellor, Lord Patten of Barnes

A government advisory group says that UK universities should scrap degree classifications and replace them with a US-style point score

Universities should ‘ditch degree ratings for point scores’, says advisory group

Moving to an internationally recognised 'grade point average' system would give employers a more accurate picture of a graduate’s achievement

Mediterranean migrant crisis: Pupils to study issue as part of revamped A-level curriculum

The new option will see students study topics such as migrant trafficking, rising sea levels and sustainable fishing as part of a revamped geography exam

Number of UK university students travelling abroad as part of studies soars by 50 per cent

28,640 UK students went abroad last year either to study or take up an internship as part of their course - up from 18,105 on the previous year

Erasers are 'an instrument of the devil and should be banned', says leading academic

Guy Claxton says schools should encourage children to acknowledge their mistakes

University league tables: Best universities for teaching standards rank Oxford, Cambridge and Coventry among top 20

Russell Group universities such as Leeds and Warwick trailed behind Coventry, which has been ranked highly across several categories this year

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