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  • government’s U-turn has left universities in the lurch

    government’s U-turn has left universities in the lurch0

    The UK government has performed a U-turn on A level exam grades, awarding students in England the marks given by teacher assessment where they are higher than the moderated grades adjusted by what the government now admits was a flawed algorithm. While this is a source of relief for many students, it leaves many universities

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  • A-levels: Universities facing places scramble after exams U-turn

    A-levels: Universities facing places scramble after exams U-turn0

    Image copyright PA Media Universities are preparing to deal with a rise in calls from students after ministers in England, Northern Ireland and Wales said A-level grades could now be based on teachers’ assessments. Pupils who were rejected from universities last week on the basis of grades downgraded by an algorithm may now be able

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  • repressive government measures taken against universities in more than 60 countries

    repressive government measures taken against universities in more than 60 countries0

    This article is part of a series on academic freedom where leading academics from around the world write on the state of free speech and inquiry in their region. Universities around the world are increasingly under threat from governments restricting their ability to teach and research freely. Higher education institutions are being targeted because they

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