King’s College London

No room for you in lectures, top universities tell first-year students | Education

Students at prestigious universities have been turned away from overcrowded lectures and told to watch classes online or in overflow rooms. The Observer found that students paying £9,250 or more in Manchester, Nottingham and Lancaster, had struggled to get a seat in lectures. Manchester University maths students in a 600-capacity hall were given slips with a link to a YouTube live stream and told they could “sit in a coffee shop” and watch. They were also given the option of…

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King’s College London moves students from hall of residence over fire fears | Education

A leading university is facing questions after hundreds of students were told they were being relocated to alternative accommodation as a result of unspecified “fire safety concerns”. Authorities at King’s College London sent out emails and letters on Monday to students living in halls of residence in the centre of the city, informing them that potential fire safety concerns had been identified which required further investigation. No detail was given about the nature of the concerns, which relate to the…

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Polly Corrigan obituary | Education

My daughter, Polly Corrigan, who has died of cancer aged 45, was a PhD candidate and teaching assistant at King’s College London, leading seminars in intelligence and war studies. Polly was born in London, the elder of two children, and grew up around Camden Town, attending Haverstock school. Her father, Michael Corrigan, and I both worked as journalists. In 1992, Polly spent a year teaching English in nascent capitalist Moscow, nurturing a lifelong fascination with the outgoing Soviet system. At…

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King’s College security overstepped authority over activists during Queen’s visit – inquiry | Education

King’s College London has apologised to student activists who were barred from entering the university’s buildings during a visit by the Queen in March, after an inquiry found that security staff “overstepped their authority”. An independent report (pdf) found that security staff contacted the Metropolitan police claiming that disruption was likely at the event, and passed on the names of 13 students and a staff member, as well as picking out student groups campaigning for rent reductions and better conditions…

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King’s College London to probe allegations of lecturer verbally abusing remainer | Education

A senior mental health lecturer who allegedly called a remain campaigner a “fucking traitor” and brandished a union jack flag in his face is being investigated by King’s College London. In a video shared on Twitter, Niall McCrae also appears to tell Femi Oluwole to “fuck off” at the Brexit party rally in west London on Tuesday. McCrae is then seen waving a large union jack flagpole in the campaigner’s direction and later shakes the hand of a man who…

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