Fury as education regulator tells universities marking students down for bad spelling is ELITIST

Fury as education regulator tells universities that marking students down for bad spelling is ELITIST Academics have been told that insisting on good written English discriminates  Some universities have been adopting so-called ‘inclusive assessment’ systems Regulator wants to reduce gap between white and black student attainment rate  By Julie Henry For The Mail On Sunday … Read more

Students must be allowed to return to campus, university chiefs tell Boris

University chiefs have urged Boris Johnson to allow students to go back to campuses this month after the Prime Minister failed to mention their plight in his press conference on Monday. Boris Johnson this week confirmed that from April 12, non-essential shops, gyms, hairdressers, zoos and theme parks in England can reopen – while pubs and … Read more

Two hundred partying students turn Sandbanks into ‘Wild West’ as they spit at police

Two hundred partying students have been slammed for turning the millionaires’ resort of Sandbanks into the ‘Wild West’ as they spat and bottled police officers. Brawls broke out and police officers were assaulted during the illegal beach party attended by sixth form students in Poole Harbour, Dorset, on Thursday night. One 19-year-old reveller who suffered head … Read more

Students at Pimlico Academy in London stage protest over new headteacher’s ‘racist’ uniform policy

Pupils’ list of demands which school ‘agreed to’   A statement purporting to be from the pupil protesters breaks down their ‘demands’. An extract from this document is shown below –  DISCRIMINATION   We believe the school has unfairly targeted groups of students. The school should protect marginalised races, religions and other groups instead of target them.  … Read more

Students at Pimlico Academy in London stage protest over ‘racist’ uniform policy

Students at Pimlico Academy in London chant ‘we want change’ as they stage protest over ‘racist’ uniform policy they say penalises students with afros and bans ‘colourful hijabs’ Videos of pupils taking action at London school widely shared on social media The school told parents and students of the uniform policy in a letter last … Read more

Covid lockdown England: Students brawl in Nottingham park on first day of Rule of Six freedoms

Punch drunk! Moment booze-fuelled students brawl as thousands enjoy first day of Rule of Six freedoms in Nottingham park Shocking footage shows the moment a brawl breaks out in a Nottingham park Crowds can be seen gathering around as the students throw punches at centre Many people were seen filming the drink-fuelled fight on their … Read more

Exam boards warn students may try to cheat new grading system by submitting work that is not theirs

Exam boards have warned that students may try to cheat the new grading system by submitting work that is not their own.  Schools have been told to take measures to ensure that private tutors are not giving ‘inappropriate levels of support’ to students when they are completing their schoolwork, which could form the basis of … Read more

Hairdresser, 25, bit 19-year-old student’s thumb so hard she broke it in Welsh nightclub attack

Hairdresser, 25, bit 19-year-old student’s thumb so hard she broke it after stepping on her toe and hurling her to the floor in drunken nightclub attack Laurice Weild, 25, launched the attack on Ella Stimpson, 19, in Newport in 2019 Biomedical Science student was thrown to the ground by her hair, a court heard Prosecutor … Read more

Six students get roads ban after they were caught drink-driving through city on e-scooters 

Six students get roads ban after they were caught drink-driving through city on e-scooters Students are given driving bans and fines for drink-driving riding on e-scooters Another student was even found with someone else on the back of the vehicle  Students had ‘not appreciated that these are not toys’ but vehicles, court hears By Daily … Read more

Rutgers will only allow fully vaccinated students back on campus for Fall 2021 semester

Rutgers University announced on Thursday that all students returning to campus in the Fall 2021 will need to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The mandate applies to all three of the school’s campus locations: New Brunswick, Newark, and Camden.  The university is believed to be the first in the United States to mandate the vaccine for … Read more