Secretary of state for education Gavin Williamson: “I am deeply worried about the chilling effect on campuses of unacceptable silencing and censoring.” Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

Universities, lecturers and students have criticised British government proposals to deny funding to institutions that fail to “actively promote free (...)

Before the pandemic, a survey by USI indicated that college students were already struggling with extreme anxiety and stress. Photograph: iStock

Every year, as a new batch of first years hit third level, college and national newspapers publish freshers’ guides The advice is usually timeless. C(...)

Sudden withdrawal of appeals procedure has been criticised by students. File photograph: Getty

Education unions in Britain have condemned the UK government for the “political Punch and Judy show” over its handling of issues surrounding A-levels.(...)

Olivia Welsh with her mother Alex after receiving her A-level results  on Thursday at Lewes Old Grammar School in England. Photograph: Andrew Hasson/Getty Images

UK education secretary Gavin Williamson is facing increasing pressure over his department’s mishandling of this summer’s school exam results in Englan(...)

Undecided student voter Muskan Kudhail: ‘We’re such an old country and we’ve always bounced back from everything.’ Photograph: Jennifer O’Connell

This will be “the election of our lives” for Britain’s young people, the UK’s National Union of Students has predicted. If older voters were crucial (...)

Chris Grant in A Queer Céilí at the Marty Forsythe.  Photograph: Loretta Hurson

It’s a typical summer day in Belfast; leaden skies, thick cloud, heavy drizzle. But when we meet in CS Lewis Square on the city’s revitalised east sid(...)

Traditional clapping and whooping can pose an issue for students with autism and other conditions. Photograph: Getty

Students at Manchester University, one of the biggest universities in the United Kingdom, have voted to ban clapping, whooping and cheering at student(...)

As a third-level student you will have time to explore many areas of interest. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Starting college for the first time might seem like a challenge. Even some of the smaller colleges will have thousands more students than your seconda(...)

Thousands of students are marching through the capital this afternoon to voice their opposition to student loan scheme. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Any new funding model for third-level education should not involve UK or US-style student loans, Minister of State for higher education Mary Mitchell (...)

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the U.K. opposition Labour Party, gestures as he leaves the party's headquarters in London, U.K., on Friday, June 9, 2017. Theresa May's future as Britain's prime minister was thrown into doubt after her gamble to call an early election backfired spectacularly just 10 days before Brexit negotiations are due to start. Photographer: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

You’ve got to love it. A political system in which there’s no winner. Almost everyone, from some angle, is a loser. Nobody can work out who’ll be prim(...)

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