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Daily News Summary
7 August 2019

image 'Oxbridge should open up residential schemes to disadvantaged students'
image 'Social mobility can tackle terrorism'
image New court ruling on holiday pay
image Number of international students accepted into Scottish universities reaches record high
image Scotland's private nurseries face 'staffing crisis'

'Oxbridge should open up residential schemes to disadvantaged students'

 

Writing in The Guardian, Ruby Woolfe, a graduate from the University of Cambridge, argues Oxbridge should widen access to their summer schools for disadvantaged students.

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The Guardian

'Social mobility can tackle terrorism'

 

Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, Britain's most senior counterterrorism officer, has outlined how improving social mobility and widening access to the best education could work to combat terrorism. By John Simpson, The Times.

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The Times

New court ruling on holiday pay

 

A Court of Appeal has ruled that "a business must calculate a worker's average pay over 12 weeks to determine an average weekly wage for holiday pay". By Jonathan Ames, The Times.

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The Times

Number of international students accepted into Scottish universities reaches record high

 

According to figures released by UCAS, 2,330 applicants from outside the EU have confirmed places at Scottish universities, an increase of nine per cent since last year's Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) results day. By Eleanor Busby, The Independent.

Jim Scott, professor of education at the University of Dundee, calls on Scotland's educational and political leaders to 'address the issues surrounding national qualifications', following reports the Higher pass rate has dropped for the fourth year in a row. The Telegraph.

Scotland's private nurseries face 'staffing crisis'

 

A survey conducted by the National Day Nurseries Association found 71 per cent of childcare providers in Scotland are experiencing recruitment issues. BBC News.

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BBC

 

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