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Central Saint Martins refunds dramatic writing students

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Central Saint Martins has refunded all first year dramatic writing students A top UK fashion institution has given 21 students who took a dramatic writing course a full £5,000 refund. Central Saint Martins, whose alumni include Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney, said the 2016-17 dramatic writing masters course had […]

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Why does snow close so many schools?

Image copyright PA Hundreds of schools across England and Wales have closed due to snowy weather. More than 400 schools are shut in Wales. And in Birmingham, the city council has closed all of the schools it runs. Hundreds more have closed in counties across huge swathes of central England as snow continues to fall. […]

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'Come out in class – if you want to', teachers urged

Image copyright Burnwood Community School Image caption Grahame Colclough: “Nothing was whispered, rushed, or secretive” When senior teacher Grahame Colclough and his long-term partner Jon decided to get married, his head teacher made the announcement in a school assembly. She presented gifts to the couple who had “been together for years”. “Nothing was whispered, rushed […]

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University of Sussex vice-chancellor gets £230,000 payout

Image copyright Wikimedia Image caption The University of Sussex said it took governance and compliance responsibilities seriously A university vice-chancellor was given a £230,000 departure payment in his final month in the job, figures show. The amount paid to former University of Sussex vice-chancellor Prof Michael Farthing is shown in the institution’s latest annual accounts. […]

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Universities could be accused of 'mis-selling courses'

Image copyright Getty Images Universities could be accused of “mis-selling” courses to teenagers who have little understanding of money matters, the public spending watchdog says. National Audit Office head Amyas Morse said young people were taking out large loans to pay for tuition fees without much effective help or advice. It compared the higher education […]