Half of universities in England have fewer than 5% poor white students

 The University of Cambridge was among the institutions with the smallest number of white working-class students. Photograph: Poohz/Getty Images/iStockphoto More than half of universities in England have fewer than 5% of white working-class students in their intakes, according to researchers. A report from the National Education Opportunity Network (Neon) found that white youngsters in receipt of free […]

Cardiff University to cut 380 posts after £20m deficit

Cardiff University has announced plans to cut 380 posts over five years as part of moves to address a budget deficit of over £20m. In an email to staff, university bosses said compulsory redundancies could not be ruled out but hoped the reduction could be achieved through voluntary severance and recruitment controls. Its document Transforming […]

Blaze at St Andrews University science building

More than 30 firefighters tackled a blaze in a science building at the University of St Andrews in Fife. They were alerted to a fire involving suspected hazardous materials shortly before 17:00 on Sunday. Images posted on social media showed flames and smoke rising into the air from the four-storey building. The fire service said […]

Edureka’s online courses help you strengthen your skill set for work – and you can save 30% on key courses

Shutterstock With the rapidly evolving job market, it’s important to develop new professional skills. Professional development is not only an asset, but a necessity in getting and maintaining a competitive edge in the job market. Edureka is an online-learning platform that teaches hard skills, like coding and data analytics, through interactive, live online classes. You […]

Pro14: Scarlets 22-13 Dragons

Scarlets broke their losing sequence of five defeats with an uninspiring Pro14 victory over Dragons. Dan Jones kicked 12 points in a poor first-half while wing Ioan Nicholas and replacement Sam Hidalgo-Clyne scored second-half tries. Dragons could only manage a late consolation score through replacement flanker James Benjamin. Scarlets were led to victory by Wales […]