Entries by Lucy Sherriff from 09/2012

Michael Gove 'Needs To Make Statement Over GCSE Grading Row,' Demands Labour

Posted 09.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Michael Gove has said students were let down by a "not entirely fair" exam system but attributed the blame to his predecessors. The education secre...

Oxbridge Students' Nudity, Vomiting And Drunken Bad Behaviour Revealed In Telegraph's FOI

Posted 09.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Oxbridge students are in the spotlight again after reports charting their bad behaviour, which included naked parades, restaurant food fights and publ...

Change Your Mind: Does Freshers' Week Do More Harm Than Good?

Posted 09.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Freshers' week starts in less than a fortnight and many students across the country will be preening themselves for a week-long stint of partying. ...

The 12 Student Stereotypes - From Gap Yah To The Student Journo

Posted 09.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Anyone who has watched Mean Girls will know the student population can be neatly divided into cliched stereotypes. The nerds, the cool kids, the ho...

Freshers' Week 2012: Student Initiation Horror Stories

Posted 09.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Oxbridge students were under the spotlight on Monday after their shenanigans were made public - but their antics seem blissfully innocent compared to ...

Freshers' Week 2012: The Ultimate University Night Out Songs

Posted 09.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

If you're getting ready for a night out, there's nothing worse than having to battle with your computer every time you want to change the song. We'...

Five Sets Of Twins End Up In Same Class At School In China (PICTURE)

Posted 09.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Five sets of twins sit have ended up in the same Year One class at Dianliu Primary School during the opening day of school on September 3, 2012 in Jin...

Haute Valle School In Jersey Bans Schoolgirls' Skirts From Uniform As They Are 'Inappropriate'

Posted 09.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A school is looking forward to a skirt-free future after banning pupils from wearing the "inappropriate" clothing. Haute Vallee School in St Helier...

Students Choose Universities On Reputation And History Over Cost Or Teaching, Finds Study

Posted 09.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Students continue to choose universities based on reputation and history rather than quality of teaching and cost, research suggests. A new study h...

Freshers' Week 2012: The Student Survival Guide

Posted 09.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

For many students, going to university will be the first time they have lived away from home. It can be pretty daunting moving to a new place so we...

David Cameron Backs UKBA's Decision Over London Met Uni Visa Licence Withdrawal

Posted 09.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The Prime Minister has backed UKBA's decision to strip London Metropolitan University of its right to sponsor international student visas, despite the...

Cambridge University Loses QS World Rankings Top Spot To US Institution

Posted 09.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The UK can no longer boast of having the best university in the world after Cambridge was knocked off the top spot by a US institution. The prestig...

OECD: Schools Socially Segregated As Immigrant Children Grouped Together In Disadvantaged Schools

Posted 09.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The UK's school system is socially segregated, with immigrant children clustered in disadvantaged schools, research shows. It says that the socio-e...

Paralympics Champion Oscar Pistorius To Get Honorary Degree From Strathclyde University

Posted 09.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Paralympics champion Oscar Pistorius will soon be able to add an honorary degree to his 2012 medal haul. The South African, nicknamed the Blade Run...

Ofqual: GCSE English Grading Fiasco Has A 'Serious Impact On Perceptions Of Fairness'

Posted 09.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The GCSE English grading fiasco has had a "serious impact on perceptions of fairness", Ofqual admitted on Tuesday. The exams regulator said it reco...

More Than 200 Schools Use CCTV Cameras In Toilets Or Changing Rooms, Claim Big Brother Watch

Posted 09.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

More than 200 schools are using CCTV cameras in toilets or changing rooms, figures showed on Wednesday. A total of 825 cameras were located in the ...

London Met Uni Lodges Legal Challenge Against UKBA's Visa Licence Ban

Posted 09.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

London Metropolitan University has lodged a legal challenge to the government's revocation of its sponsorship licence for overseas students. It hop...

'Communication Could Have Been Better', Admits Ofqual Over GCSE Grade Boundaries Row

Posted 09.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Ofqual has come under fire for its treatment of students who have been affected by the rise in GCSE grade boundaries, but its chief insisted curbing g...

Glenys Stacey: Ofqual Would Have Forced Edexcel To Change Grade Boundaries

Posted 09.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Ofqual boss Glenys Stacey admitted on Tuesday she would have forced one of England's biggest exam boards to alter its GCSE English boundaries to avoid...

GCSE Grade Boundaries Row Timeline: What Happened And When

Posted 09.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education

SEE ALSO: GCSE Grading Problems 'Were Identified Three Years Ago', But Ofqual Failed To Act GCSE Fiasco Has Had 'Serious Impact On Perception Of...

Michael Gove To Face MPs Over GCSE Grade Boundaries Row

Posted 09.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Education Secretary Michael Gove will appear before MPs on Wednesday as the row over GCSE English grades descended into farce. A Welsh exam board h...

Michael Gove: Leighton Andrews Is Irresponsible And Mistaken To Intervene In GCSEs

Posted 09.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Michael Gove has admitted there "are things we could have done" to prevent the GCSE grading debacle, as well as launching an attack on the Welsh Gover...

WATCH: Manchester Retro 1972 Fresher Welcome Video From 40 Years Ago

Posted 09.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A video has emerged on the internet of a university's fresher welcome video... from 1972. The video was made by the University of Manchester Instit...

Michael Gove's GCSE Exam Changes Are Welcome, Says Burlington Danes Academy Headteacher

Posted 09.17.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A school principal has welcomed controversial changes to the exam system which will be officially unveiled by Michael Gove on Monday but public opinio...

GCSE Exams To Be Replaced By English Baccalaureate Certificate (EBacc)

Posted 09.17.2012 | UK Universities & Education

GCSE exams are to be replaced by a qualification known as the English Baccalaureate Certificate, Nick Clegg and Michael Gove have said. Writing in ...