Students gather outside the University of London Union building ahead of the fees protest march

Students to march on Westminster to protest tuition fees

National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts hopes thousands will turn out in November

Pupils educated at private schools like Eton (pictured) go on to earn 17 per cent more than those from state schools

Privately educated graduates earn more - even with the same qualifications and job

Study shows benefits of a privileged upbringing extend well beyond academic achievement

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

The ‘Five-Year Forward View’ aims to reduce pressure on A&E departments
Vladimir Aust bought the explosives from Amazon
Thick smoke rises following an air strike by the US-led coalition in Kobani, Syria, while fighting continued between Syrian Kurds and Isis militants

NUS motion to condemn Isis fails amidst claims of islamophobia

National Union of Students split by "identity politics" furore

University College London suffered an email breach last night with more than 2,000 emails sent to all students in an episode dubbed #bellogate
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Widespread sexual assaults during freshers' weeks

More than a quarter of those who take part in the Erasmus scheme meet their long-term partner while studying abroad, and more than one million babies may have been produced as a result

EU's Erasmus study abroad programme is 'responsible for 1m babies'

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Ministers and employers have been pressing the need for more students to opt for courses giving them the skills the UK needs to compete in the global market

Universities increasingly take on new students with vocational qualifications instead of A-levels

Growing numbers of teenagers with top-class vocational qualifications are being recruited by UK universities while the number with A-levels dwindle, according to figures released today.

The Devon university spent more than £24,000 on a staff trip to Miami this year

Plymouth University 'spent £150,000 on 7 chairs' after protests against potential job losses

Meanwhile job losses have prompted lecturer protests

Already the 60,000 undergraduates at English universities from EU countries owe £690 million in outstanding debts

60,000 more university places may mean more unpaid student loans

Repayments from EU students will be harder to collect, says think tank report

A gay pride event

British universities becoming more gay-friendly, says Stonewall

British universities are becoming more gay-friendly, according to a major new study by a gay rights charity.

The Guildhall School of Music and Drama is to offer a BA degree in Performance and Creative Enterprise

BA in beatboxing? Top conservatoire offers ‘groundbreaking’ performing arts degree

Beatboxing will be part of a new degree

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