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  • Hundreds of university staff to be made redundant due to coronavirus April 2, 2020
    Lecturers, researchers and support staff with insecure contracts at three universities will lose their jobsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHundreds of university staff on precarious contracts have been dismissed by their employers in a drive to cut costs due to the coronavirus pandemic.Staff on fixed-term contracts, including visiting lecturers, researchers and student support […]
    David Batty
  • Lecturers went on strike over insecure jobs – now we fear coronavirus cuts | Charlotte Morris April 2, 2020
    Universities employ lots of staff on temporary contracts, many of whom are worried about losing their jobsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHundreds of university staff made redundant due to coronavirusIt’s no secret that around half of university teaching staff are on temporary contracts. While they feel anxious and insecure at the best of […]
    Charlotte Morris
  • Private schools in UK struggling as coronavirus costs bite April 1, 2020
    Some independent schools offering large discounts as foreign students stay awayCoronavirus – latest updatesPrivate schools in the UK are facing a battle for survival in the face of the coronavirus crisis as parents who have lost their income cancel direct debits and overseas pupils who have gone home decide whether to return.As the economic fallout […]
    Sally Weale Education correspondent
  • Landmarks in law: the controversial 80s play that defied gay censorship April 1, 2020
    Howard Brenton’s play outraged Mary Whitehouse, but her failed lawsuit brought an end to her courtroom crusadaesIt is 40 years since Howard Brenton’s play The Romans in Britain, directed by Michael Bogdanov, opened at London’s National Theatre. Set in ancient Rome, it deals with themes of imperialism and abuse of power, and became infamous for […]
    Catherine Baksi
  • Krystyna Gaffney obituary April 1, 2020
    My aunt, Krystyna Gaffney, who has died of a brain aneurysm aged 64, worked in the examinations department at Newcastle University for 25 years.She was born in Aberystwyth to Janina (nee Borowska) and Kazimierz Clapinski, Polish immigrants who had relocated to rural west Wales after the second world war. Krys and her siblings ran wild […]
    Ceridwen Tallett
  • England's children commissioner calls for volunteer social workers March 31, 2020
    Anne Longfield plans to recruit retired staff to help vulnerable children amid coronavirus crisisCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe children’s commissioner for England has called for an army of volunteers to help support children’s social care during the coronavirus crisis in an effort to stop the most vulnerable falling through the gaps and […]
    Sally Weale Education correspondent
  • Young people have paid enough – spare them from footing the coronavirus bill | Gaby Hinsliff March 31, 2020
    After the financial crash, Britain’s young shouldered the burden. The Conservatives must not let that happen againThe kids are boomeranging back again. Up and down the country, overgrown children are shuffling home to roost, refugees from a virus that has stalled their adult lives mid-launch. University lectures and supervisions have all been moved online, so […]
    Gaby Hinsliff
  • The best Instagram cookalongs to follow in your kitchen at home March 31, 2020
    Create a sourdough starter, roll your own pasta or bake with chocolate – you may not be able to go out to eat but you can sharpen your cooking skills online with expert chefsUnless you have been ignoring social media, you will have seen a deluge of chocolate-chip cookie images lately. Cue Ravneet Gill, who […]
    Anna Berrill
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