Northern and Midlands trainee teachers ‘told to change their accents’

By Will Chalk & Imran Rahman-Jones What's the right way to pronounce "grass"? It's the never-ending debate you have with your mates from other parts of the country. But a linguist says that trainee teachers with northern or Midlands accents are being told to change their accents and "adopt southern pronunciation". Click here to read … Continue reading Northern and Midlands trainee teachers ‘told to change their accents’

The brother and sister with a £15,000 student debt gap

Students are facing debts rising to more than £50,000 when they leave university. The poorest will owe around £57,000 when they graduate, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). Interest rates on student loans will be 6.1% from September 2017, and tuition fees are also rising to £9,250. It means that, on average, students … Continue reading The brother and sister with a £15,000 student debt gap

The 10 best cities in the world to be a student 2017 – in pictures

What’s your ideal city to study in? University experts QS have released their annual student cities rankings, based on criteria including affordability, student experience, job prospects and friendliness to international students. View the full list on Guardian Students here.