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Peter Mandelson

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Overall, just 0.49 of university professors per cent are black (FILE PHOTO Corbis)

UK study finds just 17 black female professors

Dr Omar Khan from the Runnymede Trust says non-white students get a raw deal

Students protesting the privatisation of Sussex university facilities in 2013

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Essex University vice-chancellor Anthony Forster

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In the 1960s, the university was known as a hotbed of student politics

Richard Garner: 'I came under surveillance after a brief encounter with the Angry Brigade'

The Independent's education editor met Hilary Creek and Anna Mendelssohn during a court case while he was a local reporter

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Cambridge University. The typical Oxbridge graduate starts on a salary of about £25,000 a year

Poorer Oxbridge students earn more

Pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds have had to work harder to get in

The University of Manchester was among the 'biggest losers', according to Research Fortnight

Northern universities staff may lose jobs after their research quality is hammered

Oxford still tops the league table for research quality

Warwick University places 20 jobs at risk over failure to meet fundraising targets

University cuts pile pressure on staff to raise research income

A police officer clashes with protesters outside the Conservative Campaign Headquarters

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The boycott will mean members of the University and College Union will refuse to set coursework, or give formal marks for essays or feedback on students’ work. The action will also mean that exams go unmarked.

University lecturers plan marking strike over pension changes that 'could cost thousands'

Essay and exam marking strike starts in November

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