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IS bride Shamima Begum wants to return to UK

Shamima Begum, one of the three schoolgirls who left London to join so-called ISIS in 2015, has admitted the she has no regrets about joining the group, but now wants to return to the UK. In an interview with The Times, the 19-year-old described finding heads in bins and losing two children to illness during…

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‘Shamima Begum is a victim of terrorism’

In 2015, 15-year-old British citizen Shamima Begum ran away from her life in Bethnal Green, London, with two other classmates to join so-called Islamic State (IS). This month a British reporter from The Times found her at a Syrian refugee camp after fleeing war-torn Baghuz. She’s now 19 and has made a plea to the…

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Decolonising the curriculum isn’t extreme

A report on ethnicity challenges in university by the Office for Students published this month has questioned the ways we ‘draw on ‘non-western’ and non-white forms of knowledge in our teaching’. It asks, ‘in what ways can we revise our curricula to ensure we offer ‘decolonised’ approaches to our teaching and assessments?’ Finally it addresses…

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Times Higher Education release annual subject rankings

The University of East Anglia has ranked highly in an array of subject areas by Times Higher Education’s (THE) annual global subject rankings. For law, the university has been positioned 55th out of 187 worldwide with Polly Morgan, Deputy Head of UEA’s Law School, expressing that she is ‘delighted’ with the result. She continued, ‘It…

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UEA subjects make the grade in world rankings

UEA performed well in the 2018 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The university came 85th for Life Sciences, as well as making top 150 for Social Sciences and Business and Economics. The news comes on top of the UEA’s inclusion in THE’s world’s best 200 universities. All three subject areas scored well on international…

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UK universities in “plagiarism epidemic”

An investigation by The Times has revealed close to 50,000 students have been caught cheating over the past three years, after submitting their academic work. Of the 129 UK universities that formed a part of the investigation, the University of Kent was considered the worst university for student cheating – with 1,947 cases – followed…

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