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Labour would ‘rescue any university going bust’

Image copyright Getty Images Labour says it would not allow any university in England to go bust. There have been warnings of universities facing financial problems during the pandemic. But Kate Green, shadow education secretary, says such “precious and valued assets” should not be allowed to fail. The government last week announced plans for emergency loans, but has…

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UK universities comply with China’s internet restrictions

Image copyright Ben Miskell Image caption There were rival student protests over Hong Kong in UK universities last year UK universities are testing a new online teaching link for students in China – which will require course materials to comply with Chinese restrictions on the internet. It enables students in China to keep studying UK degrees online, despite…

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Coronavirus: Home-schooling has been hell, say parents

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The majority of children have been out of school since March Having to home-school during the Covid-19 pandemic is taking a toll on both parents and children, campaigners warn. The group, Sept for Schools, says it has heard from parents reduced to tears as they balance work with educating. The group says…

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US to withdraw visas for foreign students if classes moved fully online

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Students could face deportation if they do not comply with the rules Foreign students will not be allowed to stay in the US this autumn if their universities have moved classes fully online, unless they switch to a course with in-person tuition. The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency said people could…

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