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  • Postgrad pressure: 'the expectations can feel impossible to sustain' January 23, 2019
    Fear of failure is one of many concerns for postgrad students. What’s in place to safeguard their wellbeing?For more than a decade, post-doctoral researcher Liz Mistry found it hard to leave her bed. “I felt so lonely, some days I would pull the covers over my head and cry for hours.”Creative writing helped her manage […]
    Helena Pozniak
  • Hasan Patel’s place at Eton will help break the vicious circle of privilege | Biba Kang January 23, 2019
    By taking up a scholarship at the elite school, the 16-year-old is not being a traitor to his leftwing principlesWhen I picture an Etonian, a distinct image comes to mind. I think of a foppish, fair-haired boy, with a country house in one of the more fake-sounding “shires” (“Oh, you must visit our manor in […]
    Biba Kang
  • Education of academy pupils harmed by trust failures, MPs warn January 23, 2019
    Watchdog calls for tough sanctions to punish trusts guilty of poor governance and misuse of public fundsThe education of tens of thousands of children has been damaged by academy failures and the misuse of public funds, a parliamentary watchdog has concluded.In a report published on Wednesday, the public accounts committee (PAC) said governance of academy […]
    Rajeev Syal
  • Teenage Corbyn fan rejects hypocrisy claim over Eton scholarship January 22, 2019
    Hasan Patel, 16, accepts place after calling school’s charitable status ‘absurd and corrupt’ A teenage supporter of Jeremy Corbyn who has been accused of hypocrisy on social media for accepting a scholarship to Eton has told his critics that he will use his education to “go out and tackle injustice”.Sixteen-year-old Hasan Patel, a self-described socialist […]
    Aamna Mohdin
  • Los Angeles teachers reach tentative deal to end strike January 22, 2019
    Union leader expects teachers approve deal on TuesdayEducators struck on 14 January for first time in 30 yearsLos Angeles school officials and the teachers union reached a tentative deal on Tuesday that will allow educators to return to classrooms after a six-day strike against the nation’s second-largest district, officials said.Mayor Eric Garcetti, accompanied by leaders […]
    Associated Press in Los Angeles
  • Master's apprenticeships: elevating managers to the next level January 22, 2019
    Forget hard hats and overalls – level 7 apprenticeships in financial services appeal to senior staff wanting to upskillBack in 2015, when level 7 apprenticeships first launched, there were just 30 places on offer – and few companies had heard of them. Three years, and a further 4,500 starts later, these apprenticeships, which offer the […]
    Lucy Jolin
  • 'I always knew I wanted to be an astronaut': the doctor who turned to space science January 22, 2019
    The space industry is resurgent, and it needs qualified people. Rachel Hall speaks to Thais Russomano, who has made space physiology and social impact her life“Ever since I was four years old I wanted to be an astronaut. Growing up in the south of Brazil in the 60s, nobody took me seriously. I was raised […]
    Rachel Hall and Lucy Tobin
  • Media reboot: the real story is the rise of data January 22, 2019
    As video and data skills change the face of journalism, universities must keep pace with their postgrad offeringsBack in the day, if your shorthand didn’t stretch to 100 words a minute, your chances of landing a journalism job were sketchy. These skills are now pretty much redundant – better to know how to whip up […]
    Helena Pozniak
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