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Staff Jobs Drop Alongside Number of Students

The UCU has condemned the plans, saying they would be “devastating” for the university and its staff. Birkbeck has said it is facing a £5 million shortfall in funding due to a drop in student numbers. It says it has to make “efficiencies” as a result. Teacher Jobs Drop Alongside Number of Students The UCU …

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NUS President Discharged After Anti-Semitism Remarks

It is with deep regret that the National Union of Students (NUS) has dismissed its president, Shaima Dallali, over anti-Semitism claims. Read the rest of the article here: https://www.ipgce.com/nus-president-discharged-after-anti-semitism-remarks/ Contact us here: https://www.ipgce.com/contact-us The decision to dismiss Ms Dallali follows an independent code-of-conduct investigation after allegations were made against her. The findings of a wider study into …

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Number of Unpaid Carers Rise

Dustin McCauley-Brown from Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, studies full-time and works in Home Bargains at the weekend. Dustin said day-to-day life was “really busy and stressful”, as he has to balance assignments and care. Read the rest of the article here: https://www.ipgce.com/number-of-unpaid-carers-rise/ Contact us here: https://www.ipgce.com/contact-us “I never really get a chance to switch off,” he said. The Welsh …

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Huge Gap Between Those With and Without Electricity Access

Olugbenga Olubanjo, a University of Toronto graduate, is on a mission to take clean energy and electricity off the grid and bring it to those who need it most. He’s the founder of SolarLeap Technologies, a Nigerian solar battery company that provides an affordable and reliable power source for people living in areas without access …

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Are Self-driving Trucks the Answer to Fix the Supply Chain?

Raquel Urtasun, a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto and head of Uber ATG Toronto, is working on making self-driving trucks a reality. She is one of the leading researchers in the field of autonomous vehicles, and her work is helping to create self-driving trucks a reality. Read the …

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UCU Staff Agree to go on Strike

The UCU said it was a “stunning” victory and called on vice-chancellors to urgently get around the negotiating table to avert widespread disruption to students. The first ballot, over changes to the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), saw 79% of members vote in favour of strike action on a turnout of 55%. The second ballot, on …

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Debate on the Further Usage of Affirmative Action

It was a difficult day for affirmative action at the US supreme court on Monday, as the justices heard arguments in two cases that could have a major impact on the use of race in college admissions. Read the rest of the article here: https://www.ipgce.com/debate-on-the-further-usage-of-affirmative-action/ Contact us here: https://www.ipgce.com/contact-us The court is considering challenges to admissions programs …

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Students Sue University For Online Classes

Thousands of students are taking legal action against their universities over their education during the pandemic. The University of Nottingham is one of 18 institutions set to face claims. Read the rest of the article here: https://www.ipgce.com/students-sue-university-for-online-classes/ Contact us here: https://www.ipgce.com/contact-us Mikail Ranjit, who moved from Malaysia to study in Nottingham, said Covid measures meant he paid …

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Scottish Government to Prioritise Education

According to new research, the Scottish public wants the government to make improving education standards its top priority. The latest Scottish Social Attitudes (SSA) report on government attitudes found that 21% of respondents said this should be the government’s highest priority. Read the rest of the article here: https://www.ipgce.com/scottish-government-to-prioritise-education/ Contact us here: https://www.ipgce.com/contact-us Some 19 per cent …

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Schools Decide to Go Online to Save Money

According to a council briefing, schools in Powys, Wales, could teach pupils online for one day a week to save on rising heating bills. Wearing coats in class and leaving staff positions unfilled is among the possible cost-saving measures sent to headteachers in the area. Read the rest of the article here: https://www.ipgce.com/schools-decide-to-go-online-to-save-money/ Contact us here: https://www.ipgce.com/contact-us …

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