McKenzie Friend Marketplace to ban “active” students from giving legal advice in wake of criticism – Legal Futures

‘The McKenzie Friend Marketplace (MFM), which hopes to help hundreds of law students find paid work offering legal services, has responded to criticism from practitioners by announcing that it will ban active students from providing legal advice – although they will be able to give clients other types of support.’

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Legal Futures, 28th March 2017

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Hannah was petrified,’ say parents of student who killed herself during rape inquiry – The Guardian

Posted March 22nd, 2017 in Crown Prosecution Service, mental health, news, rape, suicide, universities, victims by sally

‘Amanda and Paul Stubbs give first interview after prosecutors drop charges against daughter’s fellow student.’

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The Guardian, 21st March 2017

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Working together to end modern slavery – Home Office

Posted March 16th, 2017 in bills, reports, speeches, trafficking in human beings, universities, victims by tracey

‘Home Secretary’s keynote speech at event on role of financial institutions in disrupting human trafficking.’

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Home Office, 15th March 2017

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Yet another subject access judgment… – Panopticon

Posted March 8th, 2017 in appeals, costs, data protection, disclosure, documents, judgments, news, reasons, universities by tracey

‘So, as the saying goes, you wait months for a subject access judgment, and then three come along at once.’

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Panopticon, 6th march 2017

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Alleged rape of drunken undergraduate is typical of ‘world of modern students’, court hears – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 6th, 2017 in alcohol abuse, consent, news, rape, trials, universities by sally

‘The alleged rape of a drunken undergraduate is typical of the “world of modern students”, a court has heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd March 2017

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Government faces Lords defeat over registration of student voters – The Guardian

Posted March 6th, 2017 in amendments, bills, electoral register, news, parliament, universities by sally

‘The government is facing another defeat in the Lords over student voter registration a day before crucial Brexit legislation returns to the upper chamber.’

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The Guardian, 6th March 2017

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Sexual harassment ‘at epidemic levels’ in UK universities – The Guardian

‘Almost 300 claims against staff have been made in six years, but victims and lawyers say those are just tip of iceberg.’

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The Guardian, 5th March 2017

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Deportation of student halted hours before she was due to board plane – The Guardian

Posted February 28th, 2017 in asylum, deportation, immigration, news, universities by tracey

‘A talented student is hoping to finish her course at a British university after coming within hours of being removed from the UK by immigration officials.’

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The Guardian, 28th February 2017

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Watchdog to pursue essay-cheat websites – BBC News

Posted February 22nd, 2017 in internet, news, penalties, plagiarism, standards, universities by sally

‘The universities watchdog is being asked to pursue websites advertising essay-writing services for students.’

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BBC News, 21st February 2017

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Protective proceedings should not be necessary to maintain right to judicial review of university decisions, court rules – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 16th, 2017 in complaints, education, judicial review, news, time limits, universities by sally

‘Students wishing to preserve the right to apply for judicial review of a decision by their higher education institution while pursuing independent adjudication need not necessarily apply for protective proceedings, a High Court judge has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 16th February 2017

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UK legal academics urge PM to cancel Donald Trump’s state visit – The Guardian

Posted February 16th, 2017 in freedom of expression, legal education, news, rule of law, teachers, universities by sally

‘Theresa May has been urged by 250 legal academics to cancel Donald Trump’s state visit and scale back Britain’s support for the US until he reverses his positions on immigration, refugees, torture, climate change and judicial independence.’

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The Guardian, 15th February 2017

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Higher education claims: Court gives general guidance on JR and OIA complaints – Education Blog

‘In three linked cases the Administrative Court has just given important general guidance on the relationship between judicial review proceedings and references to the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education. The three linked cases were R (Zahid) v University of Manchester, R (Rafique-Aldawery) v St George’s, University of London, and R (Sivasubramaniyam) v University of Leicester [2017] EWHC 188 (Admin). The cases were decided together by judgment of Mr Justice Hickinbottom delivered on 10 February 2017.’

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Education Blog, 13th February 2017

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More than nine in 10 UK universities restrict free speech on campus, report claims – The Independent

Posted February 14th, 2017 in freedom of expression, news, universities by sally

‘More than nine in 10 UK universities are restrictive of free speech, according to a new report that raises concerns over the issue of censorship on campuses.’

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The Independent, 13th February 2017

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Students took equivalent of 300 cups of coffee in botched experiment – The Independent

Posted January 26th, 2017 in costs, fines, health & safety, medical treatment, news, universities by tracey

‘A British university has been fined £400,000 after two of its students were left fighting for their lives following a botched science experiment.’

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The Independent, 25th January 2017

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Oxford University to face £1m landmark trial brought by student who failed to get a first – The Independent

Posted January 23rd, 2017 in damages, economic loss, news, universities by sally

‘The University of Oxford is to face a landmark trial following a £1m compensation claim filed by a former student after he failed to graduate with a first-class degree.’

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The Independent, 23rd January 2017

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Sussex University failed duty of care to student assault victim, inquiry finds – The Independent

‘A top UK university failed in its duty of care towards a student who was violently assaulted by her staff lecturer, a formal inquiry has concluded, following an investigation by The Independent.’

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The Independent, 18th January 2017

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Don’t let consultation fatigue saddle generations of future Bar students with more of the status quo: a hugely expensive course with low prospects of acquiring pupillage at the end, argues Guy Fetherstonaugh QC – Counsel

Posted January 17th, 2017 in barristers, consultations, legal education, news, universities by tracey

‘Consultation fatigue is a particular problem for the Bar, with its substantial cohort of busy and independently minded practitioners. But every once in a while, along comes a paper upon which we should all of us express a strong view: the Consultation on the Future of Training for the Bar: Further Routes to Authorisation – prominently the reform of the Bar professional training course (BPTC).’

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Counsel, January 2017

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House of Lords blocks controversial reforms that allow ‘marketisation’ of universities – The Independent

Posted January 11th, 2017 in bills, news, universities by sally

‘The vote reflects cross-party hostility to proposed government reforms that peers say could damage the reputation of UK universities.’

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The Independent, 10th January 2017

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New police officers face degree requirement – The Guardian

Posted December 15th, 2016 in education, news, police, universities by tracey

‘All new police officers in England and Wales will need a degree-level qualification, under plans to get policing fit for the demands of the 21st century. Recruits will have the option of taking up a training post with one of the 43 forces and studying for a degree part-time while working.’

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The Guardian, 15th December 2016

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Aggrieved student wins right to challenge degree grade in full trial – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted December 9th, 2016 in education, examinations, negligence, news, universities by sally

‘This case raises the interesting question of whether a disappointed graduate may call upon the courts to redress a grievance concerning the grade he was given for his degree; not just what his ground of claim should be, but whether this is the kind of grievance which should be navigated through the courts at all. There are some matters which are arguably non-justiciable matters of academic judgment.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 9th December 2016

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