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  • Six times as many new medical students from London as from north-east May 21, 2018
    Only 245 students from north-east England started medicine and dentistry degrees last yearThere were more than six times as many students from London taking up places to study medicine and dentistry last year as there were from north-east England, analysis shows.The figures come as the government and the profession push to expand the workforce, through […]
    Press Association
  • Sex education given LGBT-inclusive overhaul in Wales May 21, 2018
    Supporters of planned changes say country can be a global leader in teaching the subjectWales could soon be “leading the way” in relationship and sex education (SRE) in schools after announcing an overhaul of its curriculum. The changes, which include the subject being renamed relationships and sexuality education, were announced by Wales’s education secretary, Kirsty […]
    Nicola Slawson
  • GCSEs are failing stress test as students suffer | Letters May 21, 2018
    A year 11 pupil describes the strain on her non-academic peers, while other readers decry the effects of relentless exams on young peopleI am a year 11 student who is currently sitting their GCSE examinations. Sally Weale’s article (‘My lunchtimes are filled with crying children’, 17 May) sheds some light on what people my age […]
    Letters
  • Did you solve it? The birthday birthday problem May 21, 2018
    The solution to today’s puzzleIn my puzzle blog earlier today I set you the following problem:Ariel, Balthazar and Chastity are great mates, genius logicians and they always tell the truth. Neither Ariel nor Balthazar know the day or the month of Chastity’s birthday, so she decides to tell them in the following way: Continue reading...
    Alex Bellos
  • Why we should bulldoze the business school – podcast May 21, 2018
    There are 13,000 business schools on Earth. That’s 13,000 too many. And I should know – I’ve taught in them for 20 years• Read the text version hereSubscribe via Audioboom, iTunes, Soundcloud, Mixcloud, Acast & Sticher and join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter Continue reading...
    Written by Martin Parker, read by Ruth Barnes and produced by Simon Barnard
  • Black students are right to want to see black therapists | Micha Frazer-Carroll May 21, 2018
    Cambridge University’s minority ethnic students can now request to see a BME counsellor. This should happen elsewhereImagine you’re at university and are subject to a racist attack by white students. If you decided it would be useful to go to counselling to talk about it, how much would the therapist’s race matter?For Cambridge students, it’s […]
    Micha Frazer-Carroll
  • Scientists should be solving problems, not struggling to access journals | Benjamin Kaube May 21, 2018
    It takes an average of 15 clicks for a researcher to find and access a journal article. This time could be much better spentAt any given moment, 10 million academic researchers around the world are working to push the boundaries of human knowledge. You would think they have access to the best available tools to […]
    Benjamin Kaube
  • Can you solve it? The birthday birthday problem May 21, 2018
    Join in the celebrations UPDATE: Read the solution hereHi guzzlers,My Monday Puzzle column celebrates its third birthday this week. What better way to mark the occasion than a puzzle about a birthday! Continue reading...
    Alex Bellos
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