Student

For us, the generation which in 2012 took that crucial, final step ahead towards higher education, the changes and challenges of the system came in waves. The first one, and perhaps the one with the biggest impact, was the rise in tuition fees.

Lecturers strike over pensions

Thousands of university lecturers will go on strike today in a protest about changes to their pensions scheme.

Place guarantee for founders of free schools

Parents who set up the Government's flagship free schools would be guaranteed places under new admissions proposals being considered by ministers.

Private university intake allowed to get state loan

Universities Secretary David Willetts provoked fury last night when he revealed that students studying privately would be given access to Government loans and grants.

Chalk Talk: Clint Eastwood - the perfect role model for our headteachers

Sir Michael Wilshaw, who is the Government's favourite teacher and the head of Mossbourne Academy in Hackney – where 10 pupils this year have been offered Oxbridge places – has revealed the name of his role model: Clint Eastwood.

Class action: The new faces of student protest

Matthew Bell meets the new faces of student activism as they plan the next round of attacks on the Government's hike in tuition fees

Next World Novella, By Matthias Politycki (trs Anthea Bell)

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Headteachers prepare for large-scale job losses

Despite the Coalition's insistence that spending on schools will increase, headteachers are preparing to make early cuts to their staff.

Rupert Cornwell: Deletions that cut the potential for vital debate

The sanitised version of Huckleberry Finn soon to be issued by an Alabama-based publisher is further proof that on matters of race at least, Thomas Bowdler is alive and well and living in the United States.

Underwater search for lecturer called off

An underwater search for a former university lecturer feared dead after a boat carrying six passengers capsized was called off today.

Headteachers 'avoid Ofsted seeing worst pupils'

Headteachers are hiding unruly pupils from Ofsted inspectors to stop their school being labelled as badly behaved, a cross-party group of MPs heard today.

Student suspected of throwing fire extinguisher arrested

A university student suspected of throwing a fire extinguisher at police during the Millbank riot was arrested tonight.

Double murder linked to woman's mystery death

The partner of one of two men found dead in a flat yesterday died last month in mysterious circumstances.

Leading Article: Lecturers should get real about the cuts

University lecturers are threatening national strike action over redundancies. They have rejected proposed changes to their pensions and are asking for a 4 per cent pay rise this year. Are such demands from the University and College Union realistic in such austere times for the economy? We would argue they are not, given the dire state of the public finances and the expected shortfall in the Universities Superannuation Scheme pension pot.

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