Private schools call for universities to reduce amount of unconditional offers awarded.

Private schools call for universities to reduce amount of unconditional offers awarded.

Top private schools are increasingly worried that unconditional offers are being handed out by universities too effortlessly. Heads believe that A level students in receipt of this offer may be tempted to “take their foot off the gas” according to The Guardian. Out of 950,000 offers made this year, 7%...

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New multi-faith room officially open at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH)

New multi-faith room officially open at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH)

Thanks to a generous donation from a leading UK Muslim charity, GOSH last month unveiled a new multi-faith room. Al- Khair Foundation’s £300,000 has made it possible for patients, family and staff to enjoy a dedicated space for prayer at the world-renowned hospital in London. The Prayer Room and Reflection...

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Cambridge University announces £500 million scheme to bring in poorer students

Cambridge University announces £500 million scheme to bring in poorer students

Cambridge University has launched a £500m fundraising campaign to pay for a new “transition programme” to encourage and support applications from talented students from disadvantaged backgrounds who might otherwise not get a place. The scheme will include an intensive three-week bridging programme plus an additional transition year before a degree,...

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Private school students dominate top graduate jobs

Private school students dominate top graduate jobs

Former private school students dominate the best UK graduate jobs, according to a survey by the Institute of Student Employers (ISE). The survey found that while 91 per cent of the population attended a state school, only 57 per cent of hired graduates were state educated. Almost all of the...

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Crowd-funding sites promoting unproven cancer treatments

Crowd-funding sites promoting unproven cancer treatments

Since 2009, at least £8 million has been crowdfunded for ‘alternative’ cancer treatments in the UK. In 2016 alone, more than 2,300 cancer-related appeals were started on the UK site JustGiving. While some funding goes towards experimental treatments that is credible, some money is going towards unproven and even discredited...

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Blood-brain barrier could be key to diagnosing Alzheimer’s

Blood-brain barrier could be key to diagnosing Alzheimer’s

One of the most important steps towards treating neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s is early diagnosis. However, it can also be one of the most challenging. A new review article from researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) has proposed a solution. The team suggests that leaks in the...

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Londoners struggle to speak out about mental health problems

Londoners struggle to speak out about mental health problems

Almost three-quarters of people in London would say they are ‘fine’ even if they are struggling with mental health problems, according to new statistics. A survey of over 2,000 people, carried out by mental health campaign group Time to Change, showed that asking ‘How are you?’ often leads to a...

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The flu vaccine: what you need to know

The flu vaccine: what you need to know

To protect adults and children alike from the risk of flu and its complications, flu vaccinations are available through the NHS. For most healthy people it will usually clear up within a week, albeit a fairly unpleasant week. But for some people it can be more severe. These include anyone...

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London business projects get £47 million boost

London business projects get £47 million boost

London councils have awarded almost £47 million to major business projects in the city in a bid to boost economic growth. The funding, granted by all 32 London boroughs and the City of London Corporation, has a particular focus on digital infrastructure. The projects include installing fast fibre-optic broadband connections...

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The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride

On Sunday 30th September, an influx of men (and women) gathered in London to take their motorbikes out for a spin, determined to help gentlemen who have been dealt a tough hand in life. Dressed impeccably; accessorised with both moustache and pipe, each man rode for a pertinent cause. The...

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