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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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Why Mohammed Emwazi chose Isis

His friends were betrayed and killed by al-Shabaab
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An open letter to David Cameron: Building fortress Europe has had deadly results

Open letter to David Cameron

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Armenian genocide: To continue to deny the truth of this mass human cruelty is close to a criminal lie

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To continue to deny the truth of this mass human cruelty is close to a criminal lie
Lou Reed: The truth about the singer's upbringing beyond the biographers' and memoirists' myths

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Migrant boat disaster: This human tragedy has been brewing for four years and EU states can't say they were not warned

This human tragedy has been brewing for years

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Women's sportswear: From tackling a marathon to a jog in the park, the right kit can help

Women's sportswear

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Hillary Clinton's outfits will be as important as her policies in her presidential bid

Clinton's clothes

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NHS struggling to monitor the safety and efficacy of its services outsourced to private providers

Who's monitoring the outsourced NHS services?

A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
How do Greek voters feel about Syriza's backtracking on its anti-austerity pledge?

How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

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From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us

The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
Sam Baker and Lauren Laverne: Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

A new website is trying to declutter the internet to help busy women. Holly Williams meets the founders