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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

Just three per cent of Britain's nannies are male. Now a new campaign is aiming to increase their number

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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Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
Autumn/winter menswear 2015: The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore

Autumn/winter menswear 2015

The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore
'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

Army general planning to come out
Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project