Higher education

Imperial College accused of cover-up over claims of bullying by president

December 7, 2020

Imperial College has been accused of engaging in a cover-up over its refusal to publish the findings of a report on alleged bullying by its president. Prof Alice Gast, whose as the head of one of Britain’s most prestigious universities enjoys a package of more than half a million pounds a year, has offered “wholehearted […]

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Taylor Swift donates £23,000 to help student go to university

August 20, 2020

Vitoria Mario is not eligible for maintenance loans or grants having only lived in the UK for four years The US pop star made the contribution via a Go Fund Me page raising money for Vitoria Mario. Photograph: Isabel Infantes/PA An aspiring mathematician who lives in London has thanked Taylor Swift for making her “dreams […]

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Rwandan refugees’ son nears £60,000 target to go to Cambridge

June 29, 2020

The 23-year-old son of two Rwandan genocide refugees is close to realising his dream of studying law at Cambridge University after raising more than £50,000 through crowdfunding. Dylan Kawende was inspired to become a barrister by the botched investigation of the Stephen Lawrence murder, and set his heart on Cambridge because his father previously had […]

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UCL renames three facilities that honoured prominent eugenicists

June 19, 2020

London university removes names of Francis Galton and Karl Pearson from two lecture theatres and a building Francis Galton coined the term eugenics in 1883 and endowed UCL with his personal collection and archive. Photograph: Corbis via Getty Images UCL has renamed two lecture theatres and a building that honoured the prominent eugenicists Francis Galton […]

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