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Here’s the big problem with young people volunteering abroad

Alex Hope argues that there is a serious problem with the way that young people raise funds to volunteer abroad

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Manchester University questioned over Brexit teaching

Students’ Union Education Officer suggested that “government interfering with academic autonomy is dangerous” as letter is sent to MPs about Brexit teaching

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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

Photo: British Council

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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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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Stoke-on-Trent to pay off maths teachers’ tuition fees

A million pound maths teaching initiative has been launched by Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw, to help to improve education standards of young people in Stoke-on-Trent

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Left-wing ideology and stifled debate in schools

Romy Biscoe asks whether schools and academics suffer from an unconscious left wing bias that harms debate amongst students

Photo: Matthew Grindulis

Tutoring in action

Matthew Grindulis reports on the charity bringing high-quality tutoring to inner-city Manchester schoolchildren

Historian Michael Wood will become Professor of Public History at the University in September. Photo: The University of Manchester

Manchester’s got Wood: University hires TV historian

World renowned historian, Michael Wood, has made over a hundred documentaries and will teach at The University of Manchester from September