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NUS President launches new poverty commission

Shakira Martin tells press that the odds are “overwhelmingly stacked against” working class students


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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A sympathetic view of Milo Yiannopoulos

The left must be more understanding towards the individuals that are attracted to the views of speakers like Yiannopoulos, argues Sam Glover

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Letter from the Deputy Editor: Women in Media

With a week to go before the Women in Media Conference, Elise Gallagher, Co-Chair and Deputy Editor writes about her own experiences trying to make it in the media

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Working class students win protection against class appropriation

Does the University need to do more to tackle class discrimination on and off campus?

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The ‘Left’ and the working class

Elitist, Europhile ‘leftists’ have emerged strongly from the the EU Referendum, to the detriment of working class causes

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Ticket price battle won by supporters but war must rage on

After a walkout at Anfield by Liverpool Football Club supporters, Daniel Austin assesses the situation involving ticket prices and the future of watching football live

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Universities face fines if disadvantaged students don’t pass

The Sunday Times has revealed plans to encourage universities to take on & pass more disadvantaged students and help them find graduate jobs, or be fined and prevented from raising tuition fees

The move will remove barriers to employment that face "systematically locked out" bright working class applicants. Photo: waponigirl @Flickr

EY to disregard degree classifications in application process

It found “no evidence” that performance at academic level was representative of job performance, and aims to open the door to bright applicants from all backgrounds

"Fitting in" with the middle class includes going to the theatre, eating in different restaurants and changing personal relationships.

Working classes must ‘fit in’ to ‘middle class world’ to go to university, says government adviser

Peter Brant claims acting middle class will encourage the working class to apply to top universities

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Grayson Perry’s ‘The Vanity of Small Differences’ opens at Manchester Art Gallery

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