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BBC research reveals lack of censorship across universities

Recent research conducted by the BBC’s Reality Check facility has revealed a distinct lack of evidence to support the widely purported notion that universities are actively seeking to stifle free speech. This followed a recent Parliamentary inquiry resulting in the Office for Students threatening to fine universities for failures to uphold the principles and tenets…

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Non repayment of student loans to become a criminal offence

Graduates who fail to repay their student loans on time could be prosecuted, the universities minister has announced. Jo Johnson has announced that the government will have “zero tolerance” for anyone found to be deliberately avoiding repayments of their student debt. It is also working to improve its information on ex-students now living and working…

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EU exit would damage UK’s science research, says minister

The Universities Minister, Jo Johnson, has suggested that a British exit from the European Union would severely damage the quality of scientific research in the country. The comment puts the politician at odds with his colleagues in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, despite Johnson declaring “no disagreement between [them] at all”. Speaking at…

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