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Preview: Pint of Science Festival returns to Manchester

The annual Pint of Science Festival is back again from the 15th–17th May, bringing together the wonders of science and the comfort (and beer!) of Manchester’s best bars and clubs

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Why we have to promote safe drug use

With many drug-related deaths per year, greater efforts should be made in drug use education

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Interview: Emma Atkins – Education Officer

We spoke to Emma about the issues she has been tackling, particularly the TEF

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New report suggests sex and relationship education is ignored by Ofsted

Pressure is mounting on MPs to make Sex and Relationships Education and PSHE compulsory after the release of a damning report by the British Humanist Association

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Does it matter whether Britain ever has a black Prime Minister?

Elrica Degirmen pulls apart some claims made by a recent BBC documentary about race, class, and social mobility in politics

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The TEF: a Trojan Horse into Higher Education

Manchester Students’ Union’s Education Officer argues that the Teaching Excellence Framework threatens to inject further elitism into Higher Education

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How about decolonisation ‘debates’ fall down, instead?

Arguments about the decolonisation of higher education courses have reached a new low, with the suggestion that science is racist

The Scottish government has questioned this expensive loophole. Photo: southpaw2305 @ Flickr

Brexit decisions will not affect funding for EU students in the UK

In spite of doubts cast by Brexit, EU students have been reassured by the British government that they will still be eligible for funding at UK Universities

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Knowing and doing: fighting UK poverty

Ryan Khurana comments on the Conservative approach to bringing prosperity to all

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A reply: Teach First stands for equal education

A response to “What do Teach First ambassadors actually promote?” from experiences in the classroom

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What do Teach First ambassadors actually promote?

The organisation’s prominence is detrimental to the progress of schools in Britain’s most deprived areas

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Grammar Schools: do your homework, Mrs May

Would the opening up of new grammar schools really help create the meritocratic society envisaged by Mrs May?