Oxbridge ‘over-recruits from eight schools’

Image copyright Getty Images Oxford and Cambridge are being accused of being so socially exclusive that they recruit more students from eight top schools than almost 3,000 other English state schools put together. The Sutton Trust social mobility charity says the leading universities are failing to attract a wide enough range of talent. Trust founder […]

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YouTube deletes cheating videos after BBC investigation

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionYouTubers have been ignoring the site’s ban on essay-writing adverts YouTube has deleted thousands of videos promoting academic cheating in the last week after a BBC Trending investigation. The videos all advertised essay-writing services, which can lead to serious penalties for students. Facebook and Google have been […]

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The charity getting young people rowing

Rowing is a sport that is often associated with private schools and elite universities, but a London-based charity is trying to open it up to all communities. London Youth Rowing encourages young people to be active through the sport. The BBC met some of them at a Hackney school. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-46464278

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Girls ‘more likely to face loneliness’

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption The worry about being seen as lonely becomes another pressure in itself Young women are more likely than young men to have feelings of loneliness, according to a study from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). About one in 10 young people in the UK often feel lonely, says the […]

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Christmas cheer at Lady Lumley’s School after ban lifted

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption The school’s RE teacher said the true meaning of Christmas had been buried under “an avalanche of commercialisation” A school that threatened to ban Christmas has been persuaded to reinstate it by “thoughtful” pupils. Lady Lumley’s School in Pickering, North Yorkshire, previously told pupils it would ban all festive activities. […]

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Windrush: ‘Home Office ignored warnings’

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption The Empire Windrush arrived at Tilbury Docks, Essex, on 22 June 1948 Home Office processes led to wrongful detentions and deportations of members of the Windrush generation, says a National Audit Office report. The department failed to heed warnings of unfair consequences for children of Commonwealth citizens, living and working […]

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