Oxford Union: Blind student removed from debate compensated – BBC News

‘A blind student who was “violently” removed from the Oxford Union debating society has been paid compensation.’

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BBC News, 2nd September 2020

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A-level Students Consider Legal Action Over Downgrade ‘Discrimination’ – Each Other

‘The government could face legal action over the mass downgrading of A-level results in England, with affected students saying they feel discriminated against over their school’s track-record.’

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Each Other, 13th August 2020

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Students lodge formal complaint against BPP alleging City favouritism – Law Society’s Gazette

‘A multifaceted complaint against legal educator BPP from students on its postgraduate solicitor programmes was formally submitted today.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 11th August 2020

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Parents of student who killed herself launch legal action against University of Bristol – The Guardian

‘The parents of a student with severe social anxiety who took her own life on the day she was scheduled to face “the ordeal” of an important oral test have launched legal proceedings against her university, claiming she was the victim of negligence and disability discrimination.’

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The Guardian, 20th July 2020

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Ellie Mitten and Sophie Phillips discuss whether schools and universities are offering ‘reasonable’ alternatives and the meaning of the recent guidance. – Park Square Barristers

‘As the lockdown has progressed, it has become evident that the remote learning services being offered are of differing standards between institutions, with some offering services which are far superior to others. This is particularly so in the case of independent schools. Some independent schools are effectively offering pupils a full timetable, with plenty of contact time with teachers and opportunities to review work and consolidate learning. In contrast, other schools are offering little to no contact time with teachers – disseminating worksheets or PowerPoint presentations, but expecting parents to supervise and effectively teach topics, or for the child to be able to learn independently.’

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Park Square Barristers, 4th June 2020

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Universities Investigate Adverts On Channel 4 Show That ‘Dehumanised’ Traveller Community – Each Other

‘Three universities are investigating how their adverts appeared on a Channel 4 documentary accused of “dehumanising” the Traveller community.’

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Each Other, 11th June 2020

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ASA upholds legal training company’s complaint about competitor – Legal Futures

‘A company that trains foreign lawyers to qualify as solicitors has successfully complained about a competitor that claimed to be the number one provider.’

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Legal Futures, 30th April 2020

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Package Travel and Educational Institutions – 39 Essex Chambers

‘Is a field trip provided by a university to undergraduates as part of a degree course a package tour? The court considered the question in McCulloch v University of Leicester (HHJ Hedley, 27 February 2020).’

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39 Essex Chambers, 8th April 2020

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Oxford dean accused of failing to report child sexual assault claim – The Guardian

Posted March 5th, 2020 in child abuse, news, sexual offences, universities by tracey

‘The head of a prestigious Oxford college has been accused of failing to disclose an allegation of sexual assault of a minor to police or safeguarding officials.’

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The Guardian, 4th March 2020

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Sexual assault claims ‘gagged’ by UK universities – BBC News

Posted February 13th, 2020 in bullying, news, non-disclosure agreements, sexual offences, standards, universities by tracey

‘UK universities are using “gagging” clauses to stop students from going public with complaints of sexual assault, bullying and poor teaching.’

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BBC News, 12th February 2020

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Wellbeing charity and universities launch online resource promoting mental wellbeing practices for legal professionals – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 16th, 2020 in charities, internet, legal profession, mental health, news, universities by sally

‘Legal mental health and wellbeing charity LawCare and academics at the University of Sheffield and The Open University have launched a free, online resource for legal professionals in hopes of teaching better wellbeing practices in the sector.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 16th January 2020

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Students who have been sexually assaulted are being let down by ‘inadequate’ support from universities, regulator warns – The Independent

Posted January 9th, 2020 in harassment, news, sexual offences, universities by tracey

‘Students who have been sexually assaulted or harassed are often being let down by “inadequate” support and “ineffective” reporting procedures in universities, the regulator has warned.’

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The Independent, 9th January 2020

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Pre-92 universities lead way with BPTC pass-rates – Legal Futures

Posted November 26th, 2019 in barristers, examinations, legal education, news, universities by tracey

‘The pre-1992 universities achieve the best results in the centralised exams taken by students on the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC), it has emerged.’

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Legal Futures, 26th November 2019

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Study restrictions ‘unlawfully imposed’ on university students – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 22nd, 2019 in asylum, bail, immigration, news, universities by tracey

‘TThe Home Office has agreed to review its immigration bail guidance, a law firm has said as it was preparing to challenge the government in court next week in a case concerning two asylum-seeking university students.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 21st November 2019

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Universities braced for compensation claims as reveal plans to limit the impact of lecturers’ strikes – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 22nd, 2019 in compensation, industrial action, news, universities by tracey

‘Universities are braced for compensation claims as reveal their plans to limit the impact of lecturers’ strikes.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st November 2019

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Law degrees unnecessarily homogenous, research finds – Legal Futures

Posted November 11th, 2019 in legal education, news, standards, universities by sally

‘Law schools are not taking advantage of the “enormous regulatory freedom” they have and instead are largely all offering the same kind of law degree, new research has found.’

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Legal Futures, 11th November 2019

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University of Law slashes price of bar training course – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 23rd, 2019 in barristers, fees, inns of court, legal education, news, universities by tracey

‘The University of Law has dramatically reduced the price of its bar training course to make it “more accessible and affordable” – after the Inns of Court pledged to deliver a cheaper course for aspiring barristers earlier this year.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 22nd October 2019

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Home Office reverses visa decision for second Oxford academic – The Guardian

Posted October 22nd, 2019 in children, deportation, families, immigration, news, universities, visas by tracey

‘The Home Office has made a sudden U-turn on its decision to ban the young children of an Oxford University professor, Amber Murrey, from living with her in the UK – the second time in a week it has reversed a visa refusal for the child of an Oxford academic following reports in the Guardian.’

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The Guardian, 22nd October 2019

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UK to deport academic to Democratic Republic of Congo – which she has never visited – The Guardian

‘Furaha Asani, a young academic at Leicester University, was shocked when her visa application was rejected in August. But real fear set in when she realised Britain plans to deport her in three weeks’ time to the Democratic Republic of Congo – a war-torn country she has never visited and where the Home Office agrees sexual violence is pervasive.’

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The Guardian, 15th October 2019

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Sexual violence and harassment cases at universities treble in three years – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 4th, 2019 in harassment, news, sexual offences, statistics, universities by tracey

‘Sexual violence and harassment cases at universities have trebled in three years, as victims reveal their claims are being investigated by novices.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd October 2019

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