Universities warned over potentially misleading claims

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption The consumer watchdog says universities need to make sure marketing information is reliable Universities have been warned against making “potentially misleading claims” in their advertising. The Which? consumer group says some universities are claiming high status without any “verifiable” evidence. The Advertising Standards Authority last year told universities they must […]

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Imprisoned suffragette letter discovered

Image copyright LSE LibraryImage caption Annie Kenney (left), with Christabel Pankhurst, was worried about her family’s reaction to her jailing A previously unknown letter from the first suffragette to be jailed in the campaign for the vote has been discovered by an Oxford historian. Written the day after Annie Kenney was released from prison in […]

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More fake diploma claims for Spanish university

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption The university already faces claims of awarding fraudulent master’s degrees to two Popular Party (PP) politicians. A Spanish university is being investigated for allegedly giving away diplomas to hundreds of Italian nationals. King Juan Carlos University in Madrid reportedly granted law diplomas to around 500 Italians with limited Spanish language […]

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MSPs call for ‘halt’ to primary tests

Image caption Primary school education has become a hot topic at Holyrood MSPs have defeated the Scottish government in a vote calling on ministers to “halt” national assessments for five-year-old pupils. The assessments were introduced across Scotland last year, but some teachers and parents have criticised them. Ministers insist they are not high-stakes tests, but […]

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