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Mike Brown: ‘Deano told me it was 30-degree heat all year in Newcastle’

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Sometimes you need to go back to go forward and when Mike Brown joined Newcastle in the summer, in a sense he went back to the start. It was Dean Richards who gave him his debut at Harlequins in 2005, and Richards who...

‘It’s never too late’: the Australian woman who earned a law degree aged 75

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The year Joan Oliver was born, Robert Menzies was prime minister, the median price of a house in Sydney was $1,125 and there were just 6,239 women enrolled in university courses in Australia. In 1949, higher educatio...

Pick the wrong degree and even wedding bells are less likely

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You’ve got to choose carefully what you study at university because the subject determines what you go on to earn. Men taking creative arts degrees on average earn less than if they hadn’t done the course, while those...

A new start after 60: ‘I started sketching at 72 – and graduated with a fine art degree at 96’

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Archie White says he would like to retire, but I’m not sure I believe him. This summer he made headlines when he graduated with a fine art degree from East Sussex College. He was 96 years and 56 days old – a few month...

Half of UK university students think degree is poor value for money

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Nearly half of all students thought their degree offered poor value for money this year, according to a survey that sheds light on the scale of student anger with their universities’ response to the pandemic. Twice as...

Shelf-stacking more useful in pandemic than master’s degree – survey

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Graduates who spent last year stacking shelves, working as an Amazon driver or volunteering are far more employable than those who “waited out” the pandemic by continuing their education, a study has found. The Early ...

One in five students say bad A-level advice led to lack of degree choice – poll

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One in five students at university say they were unable to study degree subjects that interested them because they didn’t receive good advice from their school on which A-levels and GCSEs to pick, a poll shows. The st...