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Thousands of depression cases 'linked to universal credit'

21 hours 10 min ago
The number of unemployed people with psychological distress rose 6.6% between 2013 and 2018, a study suggests.

Fears for future of children's homes as debts rise

Thu, 02/27/2020 - 07:00
Six of the 10 largest providers of children's homes and foster care are in debt, a report suggests.

Uni admissions could scrap use of predicted grades

Thu, 02/27/2020 - 01:42
Applications to university could switch to after pupils get their A-level results, says watchdog.

Legal victories over 'No DSS' letting agents

Thu, 02/27/2020 - 01:42
Two single mothers win out-of-court settlements against letting agents refusing benefit claimants.

Bosses told to stop spending apprentice cash on themselves

Thu, 02/27/2020 - 01:41
Education secretary warns employers to stop using apprenticeship funds for MBAs for top managers.

Why are some schools closing over coronavirus?

Wed, 02/26/2020 - 16:48
The official advice is schools should not close, so why are some shutting their doors?

Childcare costs: Parents of children under two pay 5% more

Wed, 02/26/2020 - 03:50
A report finds part-time nursery care costs more than £130 per week in England, Scotland and Wales.

Climate change: Schools failing us, say pupils

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 01:35
Educated people cause most harm to the planet so schools must change, say teenage climate campaigners.

GCSEs: Exams in Wales could be sat online in future

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 01:25
The new head of Wales' exam watchdog believes "significantly more" tests could be sat online.

Trinity Hall: Cambridge college head 'steps back' over handling of sex complaints

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 16:45
Dr Jeremy Morris is moving aside while an internal review into how allegations were handled takes place.

The suicide prevention message from the rugby scrum

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 07:02
Boys told "open up" don't "man up" by top rugby players, in a suicide prevention scheme.

Pavement parking: 'No quick fix to selfish drivers'

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 02:00
A woman and her young son, who are both visually impaired, say walking to school is a nightmare.

UCL ban on staff-student relationships is 'a wake up call' - campaigners

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 13:04
Campaigners welcome a ban on intimate relationships between staff and their students at UCL.

'We're being punished for having a disabled daughter'

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 19:23
Kirsty Drexler's family have taken the council to court in hopes of keeping her specialist school transport.

Students hit by 14-day university lecturers strike

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 08:30
Students face disruption as union members in 74 universities begin 14 days of strike action.

TikTok 'family safety mode' gives parents some app control

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 18:49
A new mode links parents' TikTok accounts to their child's, and gives control over some features.

Six charged over Cambridge Uni climate protests

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 13:58
The charges relate to protests at Trinity College, Cambridge, and a research building in the city.

Call to scrap 'elitist' Oxford application fee

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 03:42
Oxford University faces accusations of unfairness over the cost of applying for courses.

Arrest as Extinction Rebellion ruins Trinity College lawn

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 15:38
A woman is held on suspicion of causing criminal damage after a Cambridge college lawn is dug up.

University of Ghana lecturers suspended after 'sex-for-grades' exposé

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 15:12
Undercover filming showed the Ghanaian academics breaching university policies on sexual harassment.