Education

University student suicide rates revealed

Image copyright Getty Images Suicide rates for higher education students have been revealed for the first time. The Office of National Statistics figures show 95 recorded university student suicides for the 12 months to July 2017 in England and Wales. This is lower than for the general population of similar ages, but does not include […]

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King's College racism row: Students support academic

Image copyright Cambridge University Image caption Priyamvada Gopal said she would no longer supervise students at the university in protest at her treatment Cambridge University students have rallied behind an academic who said racism at one college is “widespread”. Priyamvada Gopal claimed porters at King’s College frequently “hassled” non-white staff and students at the gates, […]

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Welsh school ratings show improvement

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJackie Parker, head of Crickhowell High School in Powys, says all schools look to improve There has been an improvement in school performance, according to annual categorisation ratings. Hundreds of schools are placed into colour-coded support categories – green, yellow, amber and red. Two thirds of secondary […]

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Religious extremists 'trying to pervert education'

Image copyright Getty Images Religious extremists are using schools to narrow children’s horizons and “pervert education”, England’s chief inspector of schools has warned. Amanda Spielman said some community leaders see schools as vehicles to “indoctrinate impressionable minds” – with extremist ideology in some cases. Ofsted inspectors are increasingly coming into contact with such extremists, she […]