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‘Racist’ law society disbanded by University of Exeter

[ad_1] Image copyright University of Exeter Image caption The university said it was "committed to eradicating" any discrimination and harassment A university law society has been disbanded following a major review into racism.Screenshots of "racist" messages in an Exeter students' WhatsApp group sparked outrage when they were shared in March.An internal investigation found Bracton Law Society's conduct "fell short of the standards and values of the university and the students'
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Young homeless blocked from renting, says report

[ad_1] Image caption Aidan became homeless after fleeing domestic violence "It's very, very tough, very cold," says Sam, 20, who has just walked into the lobby of a centre for young homeless people in Manchester. As the temperature dips towards freezing, he needs a bed for the night. On and off, he says, he's been homeless for three years, after a family breakdown, between hostels, friends' sofas and, too often,
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Suffolk teacher jailed for having sex with two pupils

[ad_1] Image copyright Suffolk Police Image caption The judge told Alex Brown that the teacher "knew exactly what he was doing" A teacher has been jailed for 10 years for having sex with two pupils, one of whom he "groomed".The girls were at different secondary schools in north-east Suffolk where Alex Brown had taught between 2015 and 2017.Brown, 35, now of Leeds, admitted 11 offences at an earlier hearing.The judge
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England’s primary school league tables to be published

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images New primary school league table data for England will be published later by the Department for Education.The tables are based on how 11-year-olds in each school performed in their end-of-school national curriculum tests, known as Sats.They provide a snapshot of how well each school is performing and tracking pupils' progress.League tables are the shop window of every school. Parents use them to help pick schools
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Young highly sceptical of social mobility

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Young people are highly sceptical about social mobility being a reality, according to a survey from the relaunched Social Mobility Commission.It found many young adults expected to be worse off than previous generations and believed opportunities depended on social background rather than talent.The previous commissioners resigned over a lack of progress.The new chair, Dame Martina Milburn, said she wanted "to create a fair system where
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Grandparents ‘key to tackling youth anxiety epidemic’

[ad_1] Image caption Hollie says a call to Childline probably saved her life Grandparents should be brought back into children's lives to help tackle a surge in youth anxiety and mental ill health, says Dame Esther Rantzen.The Childline founder said children's wellbeing was being harmed by the "fragmentation of the family" and a lack of nearby supportive relatives.She said children should be given an automatic legal right to see their
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YouTube deletes cheating videos after BBC investigation

[ad_1] Image copyright YouTube/Dan osi Image caption YouTube has a ban on all essay-writing adverts YouTube has deleted thousands of videos promoting academic cheating in the last week after a BBC Trending investigation.The videos all advertised essay-writing services, which can lead to serious penalties for students. Facebook and Google have been asked by a regulator to stop making money from adverts for these companies. All the social media companies say
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The charity getting young people rowing

[ad_1] Rowing is a sport that is often associated with private schools and elite universities, but a London-based charity is trying to open it up to all communities. London Youth Rowing encourages young people to be active through the sport. The BBC met some of them at a Hackney school. [ad_2] Source link
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Girls more likely to face loneliness, study says

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The worry about being seen as lonely becomes another pressure in itself Young women are more likely than young men to have feelings of loneliness, according to a study from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).About one in 10 young people in the UK often feel lonely, says the first such analysis from the ONS.The study found a "stigma" attached to loneliness, with
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US buyers to protect ethos of AC Grayling’s London college

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The London college founded by philosopher AC Grayling has been bought by the Boston-based Northeastern University The New College of the Humanities, founded in London by the philosopher AC Grayling, is being bought by a US university, Northeastern.In the college's Bloomsbury building, the pennants of both universities are flying side by side, and their two leaders are planning their joint future.Joseph Aoun, president