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New parallels drawn between ‘white working class’ and BME communities

Reports by the Runnymede Trust and CLASS suggest the ‘white working class’ label may potentially damage hopeful policies that will benefit the working classes

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Oxford University to offer summer schools for white working class boys

Summer schools offered to white British working class boys in an attempt to bolster university admissions from this socio-economic group

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Applications from EU graduates to UK jobs decline by 18%

The UK is suffering from a decrease in the number of EU graduates that are applying for jobs according to a survey conducted by LinkedIn with over 3 million participants

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Academics in higher education are told to act like diplomats

Academics at the University of East Anglia have told scholars that their research is not ‘self-evident’

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British scientists advise May to welcome disaffected US counterparts

100 scientific researchers based in the UK have released statements urging Theresa May to be cautious of Trump’s administration, which may severely damage scientific research and data records

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British people should learn community languages

Changes to the languages we are taught at school may be made in a bid to improve the UK’s economic standing and the social integration of immigrants

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Newcastle to give special dispensation for distressing topics

The University of Newcastle has suggested that students should gain extra time on exam papers which deal with potentially ‘triggering’ topics

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49% of female students are victims of sexual assault

A recent study has revealed that almost half of female students claim to be victims of sexual assault

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Government urged to not use EU university staff as “bargaining chips”

In light of Brexit, EU nationals are facing insecurity and feel as if they are being used as ‘pawns’ in negotiations by Theresa May

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Andy Burnham officially launches Manchester mayoral campaign

Burnham claims he wants to “give the Disunited Kingdom hope, not hate’

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MP Kate Green discusses preventing ‘Prevent’ with students

The controversial ‘Prevent’ policy was discussed by MP Kate Green, where she was asked about the futures of education and the Labour party

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Experts fear that Brexit will push EU academics out of the UK

Britain may lose many EU national academics in the post-referendum negotiations, causing serious strain on British academic institutions