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Government row over ban on extremist speakers on university campuses

Tories and Lib Dems argue over proposed free speech guidelines at centres of learning in wake of claims Mohammed Emwazi was radicalised while studying at Westminster A coalition row about limiting free speech on university campuses to ban hate preachers has broken out with the Conservative chairman, Grant Shapps, accusing the Liberal Democrat business secretary, Vince Cable, of trying to weak

University awards: who is higher education's most inspiring leader?

There are six nominees to choose from – cast your vote for the UK’s most deserving university leaderJust one category in the annual Guardian university awards is open to a public vote: the award for inspiring leader, sponsored by the Leadership Foundation. Here’s how it works:The judges for the university awards put forward their nominations. From the full list, they were then asked to sel

One Change competition: pick your winner

Students told us about the one change they’ll be making this year – now we’re asking you to judge the entries and vote for your favourite photo Vote for your favourite entry in our One Change Instagram competition: those who took part let us know what one change they want to make this year, using a photograph and a caption on Instagram.Entrants were asked to upload a photo of themselves wi

Academics urge University of Edinburgh to end fossil fuel investment

Staff back student and global calls for fossil fuel and arms trade divestment in open letter to vice-chancellor before crucial funding deadline Continue reading...

'Anyone can play havoc with a weak teacher – behaviour is never a given'

After 25 years in state schools, Denise Gould moved into private education. She dispels myths around perfect pupil behaviour, sector rivalry and easy timetables Continue reading...

The Observer view on Ed Miliband’s promise to cut tuition fees

Labour could find better ways to spend billions on the young and disadvantaged Continue reading...

Ann Cotton: educating millions within Africa by inspiring sustainable change

The Campaign for Female Education founder supports children’s education in five countries – without sending outsiders in to tell them what to do Continue reading...

The Tories are paving the way to load more debt on students

If the Conservatives win in May, people shouldn’t be surprised if they wake up to see tuition fees above £15,000 Continue reading...

Secret Teacher: am I paranoid or is my colleague after my job?

Instead of focusing on fast-approaching Sats, I’m worrying that Byzantine politics in my school could leave me in a job I don’t want*More from Secret Teacher Continue reading...

Modern tribes: the grammar pedant

‘The abuse of language causes needless anger, hurt and offence. It’s a question of good manners. Did you really just say refute?’ Continue reading...

Mohammed Emwazi’s university suspends all ‘sensitive’ events

University of Westminster suspends all student union events deemed sensitive just days after ‘Jihadi John’ was unmasked as a former student and amid controversy over attendance of controversial preacher Continue reading...

The Guardian view on higher education: beyond the bean-counters

The noble idea that a university is a place where one learns to think is increasingly painted as indulgent and old-fashioned Continue reading...

Labour challenged over 'cast-iron' guarantee to cut tuition fees

Ed Miliband’s pledge to cut annual fees to £6,000 attracts criticism from George Osborne and Vince Cable Continue reading...

Guide for parents to help girls consider male-dominated careers

With women far more likely to work in traditionally ‘female’ jobs, Your Daughter’s Future encourages parents to support their daughters into areas such as science Continue reading...

Most sex workers have had jobs in health, education or charities – survey

One of largest ever surveys of industry reveals pressures that lead people to sex work, including inability to meet living costs on low NHS pay Continue reading...

Ed Miliband promises to reduce tuition fees - video

Ed Miliband sets out a £2.7bn plan to slash tuition fees in England from £9,000 to £6,000 a year on Friday. The Labour leader also wants to increase maintenance support for students by £200m, funded by higher interest rates for wealthier students repaying their fees. The reduction would be introduced from September 2016, and would affect 1 million full-time students Continue reading...

London schoolchildren learn about FGM – video

Secondary school students at Frederick Bremer school in Walthamstow, east London, hear some straight talking about female genital mutilation from a survivor who has made it her mission to teach young people how to say no to FGM and where to go for help if they have already been cut Continue reading...

Ed Miliband promises to slash tuition fees and boost maintenance grant

Labour would cut fees in England to £6,000 a year and lift student support to £3,800, funded by wealthier students paying higher interest rates Continue reading...

Virgin voters: students react to Labour's £6,000 tuition fee pledge

Some welcome the opportunity to graduate with less debt, while others don’t think the policy goes far enough Continue reading...

Labour's plans to reduce university tuition fees ‘complete nonsense’, says Vince Cable - video

Vince Cable criticises Labour's plans to reduce university tuition fees from £9,000 to £6,000 a year, if they win the next general election. The business secretary says Labour's plans are 'financially illiterate' and they will have to back track on the proposal, adding that the party doesn't seem to understand university finance Continue reading...

Call for schools to have a more active role in teaching character and morality

Birmingham University study finds more than half of children surveyed failed to identify good judgments when responding to moral dilemmas Continue reading...

Exam culture hinders pupils' character development – weekly news review

A new report raises concerns that teachers do not have the time or tools to teach moral values, Wales’ new curriculum and how classrooms affect learning Continue reading...

Labour’s tuition fee pledge gets warm welcome from future students

A-level pupils say party’s proposal to cut fees to £6,000 eases their fears over burden of debt Continue reading...

Labour would cut top level of university tuition fees to £6,000

Ed Miliband pledges to lower fees from £9,000 by curtailing pension tax reliefs if Labour is elected, arguing current system of student finance is broken Continue reading...

Durham free school to close, says education secretary

Nicky Morgan confirms free school’s funding will cease after it failed to improve following negative Ofsted and Education Funding Agency reports Continue reading...

Political parties are neglecting young people – it's time for unis to step in

Universities can help to break the vicious circle of political neglect and disillusionment among young people Continue reading...

How to cope with mental health difficulties at university

Mental health difficulties are common among students at university. Family and friends can can play an important role in helping to support them Continue reading...

Ed Miliband to woo younger voters with pledge to cut tuition fees

Labour leader is expected to say the proposed £3,000-a-year reduction will be paid for by cutting pension tax relief for the wealthy Continue reading...

Students at private college told to repay grants

Some students say they feel betrayed after they were awarded money to help fund living costs while studying at ICE Academy Continue reading...

The academics tackling everyday sexism in university life

Oxford University’s women in humanities group seeks to promote feminist study and improve the working lives of female scholars Continue reading...


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