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Daily News Summary
30 Jul 2015

image 'Easy' degrees are fuelling drunken laddish behaviour, school association head says
image Nicky Morgan vows to ease needless bureaucracy for teachers
image All teachers should learn how to mark exams, says head of OCR board
image Ofsted accused of 'ignoring' the bullying of Christian students
image Tuition fees: UK universities set to charge £10,000 by end of the decade, says major report
image Tuition fees: fall in mature and part-time students 'threatens social mobility'
image I'm a student with a disability – that doesn't make me 'special'
image Results day: what to do on a UK gap year

'Easy' degrees are fuelling drunken laddish behaviour, school association head says

 

Following calls for an end to 'barbaric' initiation ceremonies, HMC general secretary William Richardson suggests low contact hours and less demanding timetables in humanities and social sciences fuel laddish culture. By Javier Espinoza, The Telegraph. Also reported by The Daily Mail, article not yet available online.

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Telegraph

Nicky Morgan vows to ease needless bureaucracy for teachers

 

Education secretary announces working groups to find out how marking, lesson planning and tracking pupil progress can be made more efficient. By Richard Adams, The Guardian.

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Guardian

All teachers should learn how to mark exams, says head of OCR board

 

All suitable teachers should mark exam papers as a form of professional development, according to the head of one of England's biggest school exam boards. By Adi Bloom, The TES.

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TES

Ofsted accused of 'ignoring' the bullying of Christian students

 

Colin Hart, director of the Christian Institute, a pressure group and a charity, has said Ofsted and the Department for Education have given “inadequate attention” to the “bullying of Christian pupils”. By Javier Espinoza, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Tuition fees: UK universities set to charge £10,000 by end of the decade, says major report

 

Academics fear the move could further deter people from disadvantaged backgrounds from going to university. By Richard Garner, The Independent. Also reported by BBC News online and The Times.

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Independent
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Times
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BBC

Tuition fees: fall in mature and part-time students 'threatens social mobility'

 

Independent Commission on Fees says raising undergraduate fees to £9,000 has been major contributor to ‘very concerning’ drop in numbers. By Richard Adams, The Guardian.

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Guardian

I'm a student with a disability – that doesn't make me 'special'

 

Don’t feel sorry for us, we don’t need it. Just treat us like everyone else, says star of The Unbreakables, a TV programme about students with complex disabilities. By Josh Reeves, The Guardian.

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Guardian

Results day: what to do on a UK gap year

 

Putting education and CV building at the heart of a gap year in the UK can have big positives for university and your future career, says Ava Meggle. The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

 

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