Would student vote go missing in December election?

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If a general election is held on 9 December, most students in the UK will still be at university - but by the end of that week, most would be heading off for the Christmas holidays.

With potential election dates being debated by MPs, close attention is being paid to the student vote - which is likely to influence the outcome of a number of parliamentary seats with a university population.

And if students are travelling home on the day of an election, they might not vote at all.

In the 2017 general election some seats appeared to have been swung by students.

In Canterbury, a well-organised student vote saw Labour winning the seat with a 20% swing. If that had been in the holidays, as in 2015, it might well have remained a safe Conservative seat.

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Could Labour really ban private schools?

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Could Labour really abolish private schools? That's the big question after the party's conference voted to "integrate" private schools into the state sector.

The plan would see the assets of private schools "redistributed".

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Labour would replace 'unfit for purpose' Ofsted

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Labour says it would scrap England's education watchdog Ofsted, accusing it of being "unfit for purpose".

It would mean the end of grades for schools such as outstanding, good or inadequate.

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£4bn school funding boost set to be confirmed

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A leaked government document appears to confirm an expected £4bn boost in funding for schools in England.

Details of the cash injection for education, revealed by the BBC at the weekend, have been published by the Guardian newspaper.

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Schools set for long-awaited cash injection

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Complaints about school funding shortages in England are expected to be addressed soon by the government.

There are suggestions that about £4bn in extra funding, as a one-off, one-year cash injection, could be announced as early as next week.

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If GCSE exams get harder, how can results go up?

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After all the warnings about GCSE exams in England getting harder - how have the results gone up rather than down?

Or more to the point - how have they really remained the same?

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Tuition fees cut expected as Theresa May's legacy

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A review recommending a cut in university tuition fees in England is expected to be published in the next couple of weeks.

A lower fee of about £7,500 is expected to be part of Theresa May's "legacy" plans, ahead of her anticipated departure from No 10.

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Middle classes losing out to ultra-rich

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Middle-class families are seeing their incomes stagnating as they are squeezed by the ultra-rich taking a bigger slice, says an international report from the OECD economics think tank.

The report says the middle classes are being "hollowed out", with declining chances of rising prosperity and growing fears of job insecurity.

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£7,500 tuition fees plan faces Brexit delay

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The review of university tuition fees in England has been caught in a Brexit gridlock - and might be delayed until May or later, according to sources.

The government-commissioned review of student finance is expected to call for a cut in fees, with the figure of £7,500 now being floated.

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Thousand fewer UK students at Oxbridge

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There are more than a thousand fewer UK undergraduate students at Oxford and Cambridge universities than a decade ago, official figures show.

Student figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency and from the universities show 7% fewer UK undergraduates at Oxford and 5% fewer at Cambridge, compared with 2007-08.

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