Trainee barristers told they will be marked down for wearing short skirts – The Guardian

Posted April 17th, 2018 in barristers, examinations, freedom of expression, news, universities by tracey

‘Trainee barristers are being told they will be docked points in their exams if they wear short skirts, colourful socks or “kinky boots”. A handbook at the BPP university law school warns students that they may lose points if they do not adopt an extremely conservative dress code in their advocacy assessments.’

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The Guardian, 16th April 2018

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Universities urged to get ‘basics right’ on sexual harassment – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 4th, 2018 in disclosure, employment, harassment, news, sexual offences, universities by sally

‘Universities must do more to address sexual harassment or face legal and reputational consequences, an employment law expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 3rd April 2018

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Essay-writing company’s adverts banned – BBC News

Posted March 22nd, 2018 in advertising, misrepresentation, news, universities by sally

‘An essay-writing company has had its adverts banned after they were deemed to be misleading to students.’

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BBC News, 21st March 2018

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Judge disapplies QOCS for part of solicitor’s failed claim over quality of Oxford teaching – Litigation Futures

Posted March 20th, 2018 in costs, news, personal injuries, solicitors, universities by sally

‘A High Court judge has disapplied qualified one-way costs shifting (QOCS) for part of a failed claim by a solicitor that Oxford University was to blame for a worse-than-expected degree that he said has affected his career to date.’

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Litigation Futures, 20th March 2018

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University vows to robustly defend legal action over quality of degree course – Local Government Lawyer

Posted March 14th, 2018 in contracts, misrepresentation, news, universities by sally

‘Anglia Ruskin University has said it will robustly defend legal action brought by a former student over what she has said were misleading claims about the quality of teaching.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 14th March 2018

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Cardiff student’s bid for compensation for lecturer strikes – BBC News

Posted February 13th, 2018 in compensation, industrial action, news, universities by sally

‘A student has launched a campaign calling for Cardiff University to compensate students for lost lessons as lecturers go on strike.’

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BBC News, 12th February 2017

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Oxford University not at fault for graduate’s 2:1 as he may have ‘simply coasted’, judge rules – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 8th, 2018 in examinations, news, universities by tracey

‘Oxford University was not at fault for a graduate’s 2:1 degree as he may have “simply coasted”, a judge has ruled.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th February 2018

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University of Cambridge admits ‘significant’ problem with sexual misconduct – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 6th, 2018 in complaints, news, sexual grooming, sexual offences, universities by tracey

‘The University of Cambridge has admitted that it has a “significant problem” with sexual misconduct after receiving almost 200 complaints in a matter of months.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th February 2018

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‘Serious failing’: inquiry to scrutinise Toby Young’s OfS appointment – The Guardian

Posted January 12th, 2018 in education, government departments, inquiries, news, universities by tracey

‘An inquiry has been launched into the “serious failing” of appointing Toby Young to the board of the Office for Students without studying his long history of incendiary comments, the commissioner for public appointments has said.’

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The Guardian, 11th January 2018

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Graduate in £1m claim was badly let down by Oxford, court told – The Guardian

Posted November 22nd, 2017 in economic loss, legal profession, negligence, news, time limits, universities by sally

‘An Oxford graduate is suing the university for £1m on the grounds that his failure to get a top degree 17 years ago cost him the chance of a lucrative legal career.’

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The Guardian, 21st November 2017

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University support staff launch landmark case over pay and conditions – The Guardian

Posted November 21st, 2017 in contracting out, employment, news, trade unions, universities by sally

‘A union is launching a legal challenge over the rights of 75 university support staff to negotiate their pay and conditions in a landmark case that could improve rights for outsourced workers.’

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The Guardian, 21st November 2017

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‘Outsourced’ workers seek better deal in landmark case – BBC News

Posted November 21st, 2017 in contracting out, employment, news, universities by sally

‘A group of 75 workers, including porters and receptionists, are going to tribunal to gain more rights at work.’

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BBC News, 21st November 2017

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Six universities told to change advertising claims – BBC news

Posted November 15th, 2017 in advertising, complaints, news, universities by tracey

‘The advertising watchdog has told six UK universities to take down marketing claims that could be misleading. Leicester, East Anglia, Strathclyde, Falmouth, Teesside and the University of West London have all had complaints upheld against them.’

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BBC News, 15th November 2017

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Universities to be warned over misleading adverts – BBC News

Posted November 10th, 2017 in advertising, complaints, news, universities by tracey

‘Universities are going to face a crackdown on how they advertise and market courses to attract students.’

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BBC News, 10th November 2017

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Social work, controversial views and fitness to practise: Ngole – Law & Religion UK

‘Felix Ngole, a second-year Master’s student on a social work course at Sheffield University, had been excluded from the course by the Faculty of Social Sciences Fitness to Practise [“FTP”] Committee after comments he posted on Facebook about his personal opposition to same-sex marriage. Before the Administrative Court, he argued that fitness to practise was a matter for the professional social work bodies rather than for the University. In R (Ngole) v University of Sheffield [2017] EWHC 2669 (Admin), however, Rowena Collins Rice, sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge, rejected his claim.’

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Law & Religion UK, 2nd November 2017

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Edge Hill University dean and secret lover jailed for £500,000 fraud – BBC News

Posted October 31st, 2017 in fraud, news, sentencing, universities by sally

‘A former university dean who employed his secret lover as part of a £500,000 scam has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 30th October 2017

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Judge backs University of Sheffield in homosexuality comments row – BBC News

‘A university’s decision to expel a student for posting a comment online saying homosexuality was a sin was lawful, a court has ruled.’

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BBC News, 27th October 2017

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University of East Anglia not punished over data breach – BBC News

Posted October 13th, 2017 in data protection, electronic mail, news, universities by tracey

‘A university that mistakenly emailed sensitive personal information about students to hundreds of undergraduates will face no further action.’

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BBC News, 13th October 2017

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Student with Oxford University place wins battle to remain in UK – The Guardian

Posted September 5th, 2017 in citizenship, deportation, immigration, news, universities, young persons by sally

‘A student who faced losing his place at Oxford University because of uncertainty over his immigration status has won his battle to remain in Britain indefinitely.’

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The Guardian, 4th September 2017

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Field Reports: R (St John College Cambridge) v Cambridgeshire County Council [2017] EWHC 1753 (Admin) – Tanfield Chambers

Posted August 22nd, 2017 in commons, local government, news, universities by sally

‘The case concerns claims under s15 Commons Act (2006) for town and village greens and the scope for applicants to amend a defective application under Regulation 5(4) of the Commons (Registration of Town or Village Greens) (Interim Arrangements) (England) Regulations 2007 (‘the 2007 Regulations’), so that it is duly made. This can be crucial (as in this case) in determining whether an application has been made within the period of grace allowable under the Commons Act, or is effectively time barred.’

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Tanfield Chambers, 21st July 2017

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