Category Archives: Students

Universities are admitting students who have poor English skills and are unprepared for degree courses…..so tell us something new!

Universities are admitting students who have poor English skills and are unprepared for degree courses, lecturers have said. Academics complained that lower entry requirements had led to a generation of undergraduates who cannot read, write or speak proper English. A … Continue reading

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Student “Snowflakes” need protecting!

University students upset by lectures covering “sensitive topics” could be given deadline extensions, exam resits or exemptions from set work to ensure they are not disadvantaged. Guidance drawn up by Newcastle University warns that students could be so distressed by … Continue reading

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Ban all school sports and activities!

  More than 70 doctors and academics are calling for a ban on tackling in rugby matches played in UK and Irish schools. In an open letter to ministers, they say injuries from this “high-impact collision sport” can have lifelong consequences … Continue reading

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Some sanity at last, and as usual it takes a woman to talk sense

It takes a woman to talk some sense………………. Nobel prizewinner Sir Tim Hunt, hounded from his academic job over light-hearted remarks deemed sexist… historian David Starkey removed from a Cambridge University video over claims that he has espoused ‘racist’ views … Continue reading

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David Hockney funds Lithuanian Artist Egle Jauncems (graduate of Vilnius University)

DAVID HOCKNEY is to pay the tuition fees and living costs of a Lithuanian artist at the Royal College of Art (RCA), where he was a student. Egle Jauncems, 31, has become the first recipient of Hockney’s scholarship, worth about … Continue reading

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Universities criticised over poor quality teaching

Too many universities in England have allowed teaching to become “a poor cousin” to research, Universities Minister Jo Johnson has warned. Addressing university chiefs, Mr Johnson said while there were academics who “go the extra mile”, too many had adopted a … Continue reading

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Chinese teachers’ damning verdict on British children…………

A group of Chinese teachers has blamed the generosity of Britain’s benefits system for lack of ambition, ill-discipline and idleness among school pupils. They believe the option of living on welfare handouts has produced ‘feather-bedded’ teenagers prone to rudeness and … Continue reading

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