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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
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Iraqi university rebuilds after IS ‘dark age’

[ad_1] Image caption Mosul University is still carrying the scars of war and occupation Mosul University in Iraq is rebuilding its campus and its community after surviving its own "dark age".The university was occupied for more than two years by the so-called Islamic State group - and kept open in a state of persecution and terror.After such a traumatic experience, and the destruction caused in the battle for the city,
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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
Entertainment

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