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Students home for Christmas with end of term online

Image copyright Andrew Milligan Image caption Students have faced Covid outbreaks in halls of residence in an uncertain start to term Universities in England could finish face-to-face teaching early this term so any students having to self-isolate could return home for Christmas, says the education secretary. But Gavin Williamson rejected calls to switch all teaching […]

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Covid: About 40 universities report coronavirus cases

Image copyright PA Video Image caption Students at Manchester Metropolitan face isolation after a Covid outbreak About 40 universities around the UK have had reports of coronavirus cases and thousands of students are self-isolating as the new term begins. The University of Aberystwyth is the latest to suspend face-to-face teaching because of Covid-19. But the […]

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Coronavirus: Teacher writes about ‘horrendous’ Covid-19 battle

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Cyber threat to disrupt start of university term

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Universities and colleges are facing a wave of cyber-attacks Universities and colleges are being warned by the UK’s cyber-security agency that rising numbers of cyber-attacks are threatening to disrupt the start of term. The National Cyber Security Centre has issued an alert after a recent spike in attacks on […]

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Williamson defends use of calculated exam grades

Image copyright Victoria Jones The U-turn in this summer’s exams in England became unavoidable, as numbers challenging grades would have overwhelmed the appeals system, said Education Secretary Gavin Williamson. Facing questions from MPs over the exams fiasco, he defended the principle of using calculated grades, but said too many “inconsistencies” emerged. Mr Williamson also denied […]