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Magician Dynamo surprises Hampshire youth club

World famous magician Dynamo surprised youngsters at a Hampshire youth club. He kicked off the evening at The King’s Arms in Petersfield with a magic show, before sharing that he was bullied when he was younger. Dynamo told the group he also attended a youth club in Bradford, which gave him the “confidence and social […]

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First-class honours for a quarter of UK graduates

Image copyright PA More than one in four UK students graduated from university with a first-class degree last year, data shows. The official figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency show that the share of graduates with the highest possible result rose 44% in five years. The statistics may spark fresh debate on whether degrees […]

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Driving away depression

Jarlath McCreanor has had depression for 30 years. He was tired of people talking about the illness in whispers. So he took his little car, made it bright yellow and now drives it around Northern Ireland to get people to open up. At Like Minds we’ve been asking why it can feel difficult to talk […]

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Overseas students 'add £20bn' to UK economy

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption London has the biggest share of overseas students, but the biggest economic impact is in Sheffield International students are worth £20bn to the UK economy, says a report from the Higher Education Policy Institute. The analysis says on top of tuition fees, their spending has become a major factor […]

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Campus free speech fears 'whipped up', says university boss

Image copyright Parliament TV Image caption There is little evidence that universities are inhibiting free speech argues Prof Tickell Claims that universities are inhibiting free speech are based on misleading evidence “whipped up to create a moral panic”, a university leader has told a Parliamentary committee. Universities thrive on free speech said Sussex University Vice […]

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University bosses face curbs under fair-pay rules

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Universities have been under pressure over senior pay University heads will be barred from being involved in setting their own salaries, under a new fair-pay code announced in the wake of claims of excessive pay for vice-chancellors. Senior pay would also be expected not to rise more quickly than […]