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Oxford Union debate: Blind student ‘violently’ pulled from seat

[ad_1] Image copyright OUAfricaSociety Image caption Footage of security appearing to grapple with Mr Azamati was filmed in the chamber A blind student who was "violently" removed from a prestigious debating society has been cleared of any wrongdoing. Ebenezer Azamati said he was "very pleased" that allegations of "false violent disorder" were retracted by the Oxford Union after he was removed from a debate in October.Mr Azamati, who is visually
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A desk to work at ‘key for university aspiration’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Parents can help by creating a space for homework to be done Having a desk to work at, good grades and high expectations from parents, as well being happy at school, are key factors in encouraging children to go on to university, a study suggests.Researchers in Croatia found these influences were more important than class size, school, average grades at the school or
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‘Social workers ran my life as a kid in care – now I am one’

[ad_1] Image copyright Roger Bool Image caption Defying the odds - Kerry graduated in July Very early on, social workers decided the family home was not a safe place for Kerry."There was lots of drug and alcohol abuse, as well as domestic violence towards my mum. I got taken into care at the age of four."The rest of her childhood and teenage years were spent in foster-care placements and children's
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South Korean grannies keeping a school alive

[ad_1] South Korea is running out of children. It has one of the lowest birth rates in the world. The impact is being keenly felt in rural areas where schools are struggling to fill classrooms and stay open. Facing a year without any first graders, a school in the south west of the country decided to open its doors to illiterate grandmothers who asked to learn to read and write.
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Meetings at work ‘about therapy rather than solutions’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Meetings at work should be seen as a form of "therapy" rather than about decision-making, say researchers.Academics from the University of Malmo in Sweden say meetings provide an outlet for people at work to show off their status or to express frustration.Prof Patrik Hall says more managerial and "strategy" jobs are generating more meetings - "even though few decisions are made along the way"."People don't
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Warwick University Hong Kong exchange students called back to UK

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Image caption The university said it would reimburse the flight costs of those affected Exchange students currently studying in Hong Kong have been called back to the UK by their university over fears for their safety.Students from the University of Warwick have been "strongly urged" to return as "it is no longer appropriate" for them to remain, its student newspaper said.The cost of flights will be
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One in 50 ‘children in need’ are not yet born

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Media Image caption More than 7,000 unborn children are recorded as "in need" Almost one in 50 of those officially classified as "children in need" in England have not yet been born.More than 7,000 of such vulnerable children have been put into this category before their birth, an analysis of government figures shows.The number of "unborn" recorded in the total of vulnerable children has almost trebled
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Student poverty: French march in protest after suicide bid

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Protesters gathered at the Lyon university attended by the student Students have marched through cities across France to show solidarity with a student who attempted suicide on Friday. The 22-year-old man set himself on fire after saying he faced severe financial difficulties, which he blamed on politicians and the European Union.Students say his "desperate gesture" represents the current insecurity young people face in France.
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Teens in care in Birmingham ‘without food or bedding’

[ad_1] Image caption Paige Brookes said she was not given any bedding on her first night in the house Teenagers placed in an unregulated home in Birmingham have claimed residents were often short of food and sometimes not given bedding.Councils paid up to £28,000 per month for a child in care to be accommodated by Rodor Housing and Support Limited. Children as young as 15 lived in the house where
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Student forced to turn to food bank by loan delay

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images "I can't go out, I can't socialise, I can't join a club or have hobbies."Dan, a student at Bristol University, has had to turn to a food bank after a student loan administration error left him without money. He told BBC Radio 4's Today programme his parents' income falls just above the cut-off for extra support and he feels "let down". University of Bristol vice-chancellor,