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Universities `riddled' with Cold War spies

THE FUTURE of Dr Robin Pearson, the lecturer accused of being a East German secret service agent, is to be discussed by Hull University, amid claims that universities across Britain were "riddled" with spies during the 1970s.

BMJ tells doctors: do not play God

DOCTORS WHO play God and assume they know what is best for their patients must change, the British Medical Journal says today. Old-style medical paternalism, immortalised by Dr Finlay of the television series, is out, and a new style of "partnership" between doctor and patient is now the gold standard.

Stop playing God, BMJ tells arrogant doctors

DOCTORS WHO play God and assume they know what is best for their patients must change, the British Medical Journal says today.

MBA: Take your pick of the bunch

The soaring number of MBA courses means you need to do your research before applying.

Obituary: Professor Robert Brown

ROBERT BROWN was one of the outstanding plant physiologists of the 20th century, his field of expertise being the physiology of growth and differentiation - the process by which cells take on different functions.

University says students cheated

A SECOND group of university students in Scotland has been disciplined after being accused of cheating.

Make your cash last the course

Student finance: how to keep your spending under control and which banks to turn to for the best deals on borrowing

Go Higher: Scotland and Northern Ireland - The main attraction

The best student unions easily win out over local clubs, pubs and eateries. By Craig Reece

Go Higher: Scotland and Northern Ireland - Just the job: Scotland & Northern Ireland

FINISHING YOUR course and getting through finals isn't the end of student troubles. For the vast majority of graduates, seeking work is the biggest single worry. However, despite rising numbers of people entering higher education, employment rates are relatively high.

Go Higher: Scotland and Northern Ireland - Jobs - what the students say

Mark Irwin, from Belfast, is studying for a BA in drama at the University of Ulster, just outside Belfast. For the past 18 months, he has worked part-time in the Box Office of Belfast Opera House.

Go Higher: Scotland and Northern Ireland - What the students say

Angela Brown from Rochester, in Kent, is studying Italian and English literature at the University of Glasgow.

Books: Anti-PR for Auld Reekie

The Resurrection Club

Daggers out for the not-so-Scottish play

`Macbeth shall never

Golf: The day Lawrie looked smart

Andy Farrell examines the key influences that shaped a winner

`Cheating on Net' inquiry at university

AT THE end of their first year at Edinburgh University, students were meant to demonstrate their understanding of computers. But not, as some apparently did, by using e-mail and the Internet to produce identical work.
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