The idea for the free university had been brewing for a while but the recent surge of interest in Black Lives Matter, following the death of George Floyd, has brought it to a head, says Owusu. “It feels like there is a growth of collective understanding of how deeply racism is entrenched in our society and realising how little has been done to challenge that at the core. … [Read more...] about Payback time: academic’s plan to launch Free Black University in UK
As one of six black medical students in a cohort of 150 at Aberdeen University, Jessica Eze, a Londoner, says it is hard to speak out about prejudice because your voice feels “too tiny”. So when a white patient in the hospital in which she was training publicly congratulated her on being able to speak English, she couldn’t tell her tutors how demoralised she felt. … [Read more...] about It’s not banter, it’s racism: UK students accuse universities of brushing complaints aside
“But we must also do so in terms that make it clear there are some values central to our sector and our society – in particular, liberal values of open, transparent research and teaching, with the freedom to debate and to ask awkward questions of the powerful – that we will not compromise.” … [Read more...] about UK universities urged to adopt risk management strategy with China
Marriage rates may also explain part of the trend. In the 1970s, marriage rates hardly differed by class, but now those with more income and education are more likely to be married than those with less. … [Read more...] about Money buys more happiness now than it did in the 70s because the soaring cost of living has made it harder for lower-income people to access basic services, scientists find
If an outbreak in a school is confirmed a mobile testing unit may be dispatched to test others who may have come into contact with a person who has tested positive. … [Read more...] about Are schools reopening in September?