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University ‘dual nationality’ plan for Brexit

[ad_1] Image caption Experimenting for a post-Brexit future: Students at the Technical University of Munich will be joined by UK colleagues A top UK university is planning a "unique" post-Brexit arrangement with a German university in which staff will be appointed jointly by both institutions, with the aim of keeping access to EU research funding for UK academics.Imperial College London, ranked as one of the top 10 universities in the
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‘The exhausting road to my apprenticeship dream’

[ad_1] As an MPs' report says too many youngsters are not getting the support they need to access an apprenticeship, BBC News apprentice Paige Neal-Holder tells us about her journey."Why an apprenticeship? I did not want to start my adult life in debt. It's as simple as that. If I was to accumulate nearly £30,000 worth of student debt at the age of 21 simply through taking a degree, I
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Should a university teach a killer?

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Anders Bering Breivik killed 77 people in a terror attack. Does he still have the right to be be a student? How should a university treat an application from a mass murderer?This was the question facing the University of Oslo, when Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik applied from prison to take its political science degree.In July 2011, Breivik had killed 77 people in
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Drug use: Is Sheffield Students’ Union right to offer advice?

[ad_1] Image copyright Lakeman family Image caption Ray Lakeman with Jacques (left), Torin (right) and their mother, Sarah. Jacques and Torin died after taking ecstasy together in 2014 Ray Lakeman is only too aware of the effect of illegal drugs.His two sons Jacques and Torin died after they took ecstasy together four years ago.Now, the dad is advocating a more open approach to tackle the issue of illegal drug use
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The neighbours building hope after losing children to suicide

[ad_1] Harry Lisle and Rachel Finke were pupils in the same year at the same secondary school. They barely knew each other but their suicides, only weeks apart, led to an outpouring of grief and brought their mothers together. Harry's storyIn the days after Harry died, there was a "maelstrom" of people round the house, his mother, Rose, says.Teenagers came inside and sat on the sofas weeping. Rose remembers her
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Baghdad University makes global ranking

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Iraq's universities have been part of its post-war reconstruction Iraq's biggest university has entered the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for the first time.The University of Baghdad, emerging from Iraq's conflicts, has appeared in the rankings of the top 1,250 research universities around the world.It was praised for building up international academic partnerships.Oxford University is in first place for a third consecutive
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The chef using 60,000-year-old recipes

[ad_1] Image caption Top chef Jock Zonfrillo has collectied ideas and ingredients from indigenous people A Scottish-born chef has won an international culinary prize by using ingredients and cooking techniques learned from indigenous Australian people.Jock Zonfrillo has visited hundreds of remote communities in Australia to understand the origins of ingredients and their cultural significance. The Scottish-Italian cook, who runs the top-rated Orana restaurant in Adelaide, is this year's winner of
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UK parents help less with homework

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Parents in the UK admire their children's teachers, but they are too busy to help with the homework Parents in the UK are much less likely to spend more than an hour per day helping with their children's homework compared with parents in other countries, a survey suggests.A survey of 27,830 parents in 29 countries found only 11% of UK parents spent an
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Young people and loneliness: ‘What happens when we fail?’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images "There can be so much disappointment and loneliness because we are encouraged to aspire and have ambitions - and then what happens when we fail?"Maybe exam results aren't good enough. The ideal you've been built up for - like being a footballer, being a doctor - doesn't happen."This 20-year-old woman, interviewed for a study on youth loneliness, captures the sense of pressure and isolation many