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Oxford University denies it rejected Stormzy scholarship

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The University of Oxford has denied claims it rejected an offer by Stormzy to fund two black students through a scholarship scheme.It told Radio 1 Newsbeat it "admires" his commitment but it had not "received or turned down any offer or proposal".It comes after Stormzy claimed the university rejected his scholarship idea - which has since been taken up by the University of Cambridge.Newsbeat has
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London university calls for £100m slavery reparation

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Universities in the UK which benefited in previous centuries from the slave trade should contribute to a £100m fund to support ethnic minority students, says a university leader.Geoff Thompson, chair of governors of the University of East London, says it would be "ethical and right" for universities to contribute.He says it would help young people who otherwise could not afford to graduate.Last month, Glasgow University
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Central European University makes last stand in Hungary

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Teachers and students took to the streets in 2017 when Hungarian MPs voted to tighten restrictions on the CEU's operations The Central European University (CEU) in Budapest has threatened to move most of its teaching to Vienna if Hungary's government fails to remove legal obstacles to its academic freedom.Although Viktor Orban's government has targeted the CEU's liberal founder, George Soros, it insists it
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Lil Wayne necklace helps art student pay university fees

[ad_1] Image copyright Joy BC An art student who made a solid gold necklace for Lil Wayne has said the sale helped pay for her course fees.Joy Bonfield-Colombara, 29, from south-east London, said she was struggling to pay her £9,500-a-year course fees at the prestigious Royal College of Art.But just as she was considering dropping out, she said she received an email from a friend of the rapper who wanted
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University ‘grade inflation’ to be tackled as first-class degrees rise

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption More than a quarter of students are now graduating with a first-class degree A surge in the number of first-class degrees awarded at university has led the government to bring in measures to tackle so-called grade inflation.Figures suggest that degrees are being "marked up", meaning students are leaving with a higher grade than a comparable student in previous years.A government rating system introduced
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Losing friends, moving home and being broke – life after university

[ad_1] Image copyright Other Image caption Kevin Broch left university with a short feeling of relief and a sense of achievement, followed by a long feeling of being lost It's the end of university and, if luck is on your side, you have had the best three years of your life. The nightlife has been amazing; you've made lots of new, life-long friends, as well as spending hours in the
Education

University bosses call for ban on essay-writing companies

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images More than 40 university bosses have written to the education secretary calling for so-called essay mill companies to be banned.Some students pay for bespoke, original assignments - which cannot easily be detected by anti-plagiarism software.But the letter says these essay-writing services should be targeted rather than those who pay for their services.Such services undermine the integrity of higher education and are unfair to honest, diligent
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Baghdad University makes global ranking

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Iraq's universities have been part of its post-war reconstruction Iraq's biggest university has entered the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for the first time.The University of Baghdad, emerging from Iraq's conflicts, has appeared in the rankings of the top 1,250 research universities around the world.It was praised for building up international academic partnerships.Oxford University is in first place for a third consecutive