UK universities to offer free online courses

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People faced with unexpected bill perform worse than they would have done without the financial worry

Few British students will get the chance to study at Yale

Yale University refuses to expel six students found guilty of sexual assault

Elite US college Yale allows six students guilty of “non-consensual sex” to continue studying

England should follow Scotland on access to university

Evidence shows students from poorer backgrounds recruited on lower grades do better than the average student in their final exams 

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Record numbers of students from the UK are now studying in the US

Studying in the US: "It's a carpe diem moment"

US universities are embracing a once-in-a-generation opportunity to attract British students

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Cells from patients' own blood spur cancer remissions

Nine leukemia patients are cancer-free after being treated with genetically-altered versions of their own immune cells, giving strength to a promising new approach for treating the blood cancer.

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Salomé's feminine wiles have inspired writers, painters and musicians for 2,000 years. Now audiences can meet the Biblical femme fatale in two new stage and screen projects
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British Library celebrates all things Gothic

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