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  • Who should be responsible for mental health care? | Letters June 6, 2023
    A lecturer says it would be dangerous for staff and students if university employees had to provide mental health care. Plus letters from Bob Holland and Marie DavisI’m writing in response to your article on mental health support for students in universities (Parents outline ‘woeful’ mental health support for students at UK universities, 2 June). […]
    Guardian Staff
  • Universities accused of hiding student suicide attempts behind GDPR June 5, 2023
    Litany of ‘appalling’ safeguarding failures related at debate over need for legal duty of care for studentsUniversities have been criticised for using data protection regulations as a reason for not informing parents that their child has attempted suicide, in a debate about whether there should be a legal duty of care for students in higher […]
    Sally Weale Education correspondent
  • Oxford University appoints UK’s first professor of LGBTQ+ history June 5, 2023
    Matt Cook, who has written on queer urban life and the Aids crisis, takes up the new post at Mansfield CollegeThe renowned cultural historian Matt Cook is to become the UK’s first fully endowed professor of LGBTQ+ history in a newly created post at Mansfield College, Oxford.Cook, who has written extensively on queer urban life, […]
    Sally Weale Education correspondent
  • I was overwhelmed by shame when I quit grad school. Now I’m a quitting guru | Julia Keller June 5, 2023
    I thought that dropping out made me a failure, but it was the making of me as a journalist and writerFirst came the sobbing – a great gust of tears that successively overwhelmed my shirt sleeve, an entire box of tissues and an extra-large bath towel. Next came a prolonged period of sitting cross-legged on […]
    Julia Keller
  • Manchester University students face expulsion over rent strike protest June 4, 2023
    University taking disciplinary action against 11 students who occupied buildings during demonstrationsA group of Manchester University students face expulsion over a rent strike that saw more than 350 collectively withhold more than £2m.The university is taking action against 11 of its students in a bitter row over rising rents and what some students claim is […]
    Robyn Vinter North of England correspondent