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UK universities urged to adopt IHRA wording on antisemitism

the guardian - Fri, 17/05/2019 - 02:01

Jewish students frustrated at slow pace of action at many universities

The government and Jewish student groups are urging universities to adopt an agreed definition of antisemitism to help tackle an upsurge in hate crimes on campus.

Jewish students say they are frustrated at the slow pace of action at many universities, as well as cases where Jewish groups have been billed by universities for providing security for on-campus events.

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WJEC apology after GCSE computer science exam problem

bbc education - Thu, 16/05/2019 - 23:17
Errors meant exams were delayed and pupils could not answer one of the questions, parents say.
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Bafög: Ab dem Wintersemester gibt es mehr Geld für Studierende

sueddeutsche_bild - Thu, 16/05/2019 - 19:56

Der Bundestag hat die Bafög-Reform beschlossen. Ein Antrag kann sich künftig auch für junge Menschen in Schule und Studium lohnen, die bisher leer ausgehen.

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His Father Paid $400,000 to Get Him Into Georgetown. Now He’s Suing the School.

NYTimes - Thu, 16/05/2019 - 19:20
Two months after the scandal broke, Georgetown said it planned to dismiss two students. One is suing, saying the university denied him due process.
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Student Natasha Abrahart's suicide: Neglect a 'contributory factor'

bbc education - Thu, 16/05/2019 - 16:49
A mental health service "significantly underestimated" Natasha Abrahart's condition, a coroner rules.
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'She went through torment': parents criticise Bristol over student suicide

the guardian - Thu, 16/05/2019 - 14:52

Margaret and Robert Abrahart speak of their frustration at trying to find out how their daughter came to kill herself

“They had six months to help but didn’t do anything.” That is the verdict of Natasha Abrahart’s parents.

Margaret and Robert Abrahart have accused Bristol University and mental health services of letting down their student daughter who had severe social anxiety and was found hanged on the day she was due to give a daunting presentation.

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Neglect by mental health trust led to Bristol student's suicide

the guardian - Thu, 16/05/2019 - 14:40

Coroner rules Avon and Wiltshire trust failed in the care of Natasha Abrahart

Neglect by a mental health trust contributed to the suicide of a vulnerable university student with severe social anxiety who was found dead on the day she was due to take part in a “terrifying” oral test, a coroner has ruled.

The senior Avon coroner, Maria Voisin, criticised the Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS trust (AWP) for not putting in a management plan that would have given Bristol University physics student Natasha Abrahart hope and managed her risk.

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Student saving tips: how to stretch your loan until the end of term

the guardian - Thu, 16/05/2019 - 13:04

From managing your bills to finding the best student discounts, here are some expert tips on making your money last

If you’re a student and you’re bad at making your loan stretch, you’re not alone. More than half of students regularly run out of money by the end of term, according to research by Campus Living Village. The same study of 2,000 people also revealed that almost a quarter struggled to buy food and essentials during that time.

It’s easy to fall into the trap of looking for quick fixes, such as loans or even gambling, says Eva Crossan Jory, vice president for welfare at the National Union of Students (NUS). This is dangerous because high-cost lenders may target students in the period before their next loan arrives. The Gambling Commission, meanwhile, estimates more than 100,000 students are in debt due to gambling.

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Schools of thought: can mindfulness lessons boost child mental health?

the guardian - Thu, 16/05/2019 - 11:18

Children are under increasing pressure. Investing in their mental wellbeing could could help them now and in the future

Children are taking 10 minutes out from the hurly burly school day to reflect on their thoughts and their feelings. Some ground themselves by thinking about their feet on the floor, while others concentrate on their breathing.

This is mindfulness, the lessons quickly growing in popularity as an antidote to the stress of being a young person in the 21st century, be it pressure to perform in exams, social media, or the obsession with body image that is reported to even affect primary age children.

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'The jobs aren't there': why graduates are leaving northern towns

the guardian - Thu, 16/05/2019 - 09:00

Universities can reduce regional inequality across the UK, but a lack of government funding is standing in the way

Universities regenerate their local areas by employing residents, bringing in students, developing research that benefits the public, and supporting local business. This boosts local economies everywhere, but it really matters in the post-industrial towns and cities of the north of England, where austerity cuts have fallen hardest and one in four people earn below the living wage.

Related: 'Universities stamp out creativity': are graduates ready for work?

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Le Sénat approuve l’abaissement à 3 ans de l’âge de l’instruction obligatoire

lemonde_edu - Thu, 16/05/2019 - 09:00
Alors que cette mesure est souvent présentée comme symbolique, étant donné le peu d’enfants de cette tranche d’âge qui ne sont pas déjà inscrits à l’école aujourd’hui, le ministre de l’éducation nationale chiffre à 25 000 le nombre des élèves concernés.
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Prescribing deer dung and pigeon slippers

bbc education - Thu, 16/05/2019 - 04:07
Cambridge historians are digitising some unusual medical records from the 17th Century.
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Pregnant at Oxford University: Juggling motherhood with studying

bbc education - Thu, 16/05/2019 - 03:57
You're studying at one of the world's top universities and then you get pregnant. What happens next?
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Voices of children overlooked in family courts, says ex-head

bbc education - Thu, 16/05/2019 - 03:56
Former family courts head Sir James Munby says they are "shamefully" behind in victim support.
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New Statue of Liberty Museum Illuminates a Forgotten History

NYTimes - Wed, 15/05/2019 - 22:18
The museum, opening Thursday on Liberty Island, reminds visitors of the vague and often dubious ideal of “liberty for all.”
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Loi Blanquer : le débat sur le port de signes religieux lors des sorties scolaires s’invite au Sénat

lemonde_edu - Wed, 15/05/2019 - 21:54
Le Palais du Luxembourg, à majorité de droite, a adopté un amendement LR visant à interdire les signes religieux ostentatoires lors des sorties scolaires. Mais rien n’assure qu’il sera maintenu dans la version finale de la loi.
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University cancels EU election debate over Ukip candidate

the guardian - Wed, 15/05/2019 - 20:34

UWE Bristol blames security concerns after Carl Benjamin’s Jess Phillips rape comments but critics say only he should be banned

A row has broken out after a university cancelled a European elections hustings due to be attended by a Ukip candidate under police investigation for speculating whether he would rape the MP Jess Phillips.

Carl Benjamin had been expected to attend the event organised by the debating society at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) on Friday but there were both growing calls for him to be banned from the debate and promises of protests.

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Matter: Scientists Created Bacteria With a Synthetic Genome. Is This Artificial Life?

NYTimes - Wed, 15/05/2019 - 20:32
In a milestone for synthetic biology, colonies of E. coli thrive with DNA constructed from scratch by humans, not nature.
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School 'quiet' centre commemorates Dunstable brothers killed in Newbury

bbc education - Wed, 15/05/2019 - 18:49
Ethan and Joshua Houghton were killed by a lorry driver who was distracted by his phone.
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Manifestations nationales au Brésil contre les coupes budgétaires dans l’éducation

lemonde_edu - Wed, 15/05/2019 - 18:22
Dix-sept Etats du pays étaient concernés, mercredi, par une grève déclenchée après l’annonce d’une réduction de 30 % des subventions aux universités fédérales.
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