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Around 50 workers and supporters took to the picket lines at the University of London today, armed with music, whistles, flags and placards as part of an ongoing campaign to win better pay and conditions for the university’s outsourced workers.

Abuse stigma puts men off child care

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EDUCATION: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GETTING INTO HIGHER EDUCATION

Over the next eight weeks The Independent on Sunday will publish GO HIGHER - a series of special supplements in association with Ucas which will help students in their higher education choices. Each week will concentrate on a specific area.

UCAS: Moving into higher education

The official UCAS vacancy listings help match the grades you got with the course you want to study

Which Way 99: clearing file: mission possible

if you think you might not have made the grade, it pays to have a back-up plan. Then you can crack the code of clearing

English students undeterred by Scottish fees

MORE ENGLISH students are signing up for degrees at Scottish universities, even though they will have to pay an extra year's tuition fees.

Letter: Examining exams

Sir: I am surprised that so many people should get so excited about the Oxbridge examination system ("Dreaming spires come tumbling down", 20 August). There is no point of principle involved. The examination system one favours depends entirely on the characteristics one wishes to develop and reward.

Exclusive Ucas Listings

EXCLUSIVE OFFICIAL listings of university course vacancies from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service are published in The Independent today.

Scottish students get best-ever results

THOUSANDS of Scottish students were celebrating academic success today as Standard and Higher Grade exam passes rose to near-record levels.

Student choices: Choices changing along with favoured locations

There are already signs that student choices are swinging in unpredictable ways this year, with applications to some institutions up and others heavily down. The Independent survey gives the first clear indication of the way families are thinking of adapting to the new regime over the next few years.
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