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Students at university who are inspiring younger siblings

[ad_1] "Why do you want to be an apprentice and be a car technician, when you can go to university and do motor-sport engineering?" asks Alison."Why fix cars when you can make cars?"The first in her family to go to university, Alison is now trying to inspire her three younger brothers, aged 16, 15 and seven, to follow in her footsteps. According to researchers from Brunel University London, first-generation students
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Anti-Semitism: University of Essex suspends worker amid row

[ad_1] Image copyright Tom Sancassani Image caption University of Essex has said it has a zero-tolerance policy on hate and harassment A university at the centre of an anti-Semitism row has suspended a member of staff and launched an investigation.Concerns had been raised at the University of Essex over Facebook posts which had described "Zionists" wanting to create a society there.A proposed Jewish Society - previously opposed by 200 students
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Peterborough University delay ‘a kick in the teeth’

[ad_1] Image caption Degrees could be awarded by the University of Peterborough by 2025 Delays in creating a new university are "a kick in the teeth", a local Labour politician said.Progress on the scheme in Peterborough halted after an independent report called for a review of the proposal. Shaz Nawaz, city councillor, said it was "very disappointing" and local people were being "messed around".But Conservative James Palmer, Mayor of Cambridgeshire,
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Warwick University students protest over rape chat probe

[ad_1] Image copyright Jessica Hughes Image caption Hundreds of protesters marched on campus Hundreds of students have protested at the University of Warwick over the way it dealt with men involved in an online group chat threatening rape. Protestors are angry that the university reduced 10-year bans for two men who appealed to a year.Warwick has been accused of "condoning rape culture" and faced calls for an inquiry into the
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University of Birmingham forms Dublin links over Brexit

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Maps/ Getty Images Image caption The University of Birmingham says it will work with Trinity College Dublin 'as students face uncertainty about study opportunities in Europe post-Brexit' The University of Birmingham has launched a partnership with Trinity College Dublin to "strengthen European links" amid "post-Brexit uncertainty". Birmingham says Brexit leaves study opportunities in Europe unclear.But the partnership with Ireland, it says, affords exchange programmes through a
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Larry Nassar case: Michigan State University head John Engler resigns

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption John Engler is the former governor of Michigan and was appointed interim president last year The interim president of Michigan State University has resigned after he said victims of a major sex abuse scandal were "enjoying" the attention.John Engler, who was appointed a year ago, said gymnasts who were abused by ex-team doctor Larry Nassar were "hanging on" to the scandal.He made the remarks
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University a ‘false promise’ for too many youngsters

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Up to a quarter of students in England are doing degrees that will not give them sufficient earnings to justify the cost of their loans, a think tank says.The centre-right group urges ministers to cut places on those courses offering little financial return and increase those in post-18 technical education.Its study also says tax breaks of up to 50p in every pound owed should be
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University of Northampton: Reported crime reaches six-year high

[ad_1] Image copyright University of Northampton Image caption The University of Northampton is paying more than £750,000 for a team of officers over the next three academic years Reported crime levels at a university reached a six-year high before it began paying for police to patrol its new campus, the BBC has learned.The University of Northampton is spending £774,027 on a team of Northamptonshire Police officers over the next three
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‘Racist’ law society disbanded by University of Exeter

[ad_1] Image copyright University of Exeter Image caption The university said it was "committed to eradicating" any discrimination and harassment A university law society has been disbanded following a major review into racism.Screenshots of "racist" messages in an Exeter students' WhatsApp group sparked outrage when they were shared in March.An internal investigation found Bracton Law Society's conduct "fell short of the standards and values of the university and the students'
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Plymouth university students’ union votes to leave NUS

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Image caption The union president said there were "significant concerns" by students about value for money A students union has voted in a referendum to leave the National Union of Students (NUS).A total of 519 out of 1,006 members of the University of Plymouth Students' Union (UPSU) voted to end its affiliation with the NUS.Supporters said UPSU, which sent more than £57,000 to the NUS this