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Vice Chancellors told they must wake up to change

"Vice Chancellors cannot afford, either in terms of financial cost or reputation damage, not to take the new disability discrimination legislation seriously. As well as a lack of adequate preparation for the new law, there is widespread ignorance throughout the sector of the seriousness of disability discrimination."

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[posted 4th November 2002]

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Vice Chancellors and College Principals fail to make the grade

'A' level students may not be the only people demanding that their papers are remarked. Vice Chancellors and College Principals recently proved themselves to be good sports but not so hot on the new Disability Discrimination Act Part 4: Education in a Skill quiz,, on the new civil rights legislation...
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[posted 14th October 2002]

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Low proportion of disabled people entering higher education

A recent report identified that an 18 year old with a disability or other health problem is only 40% as likely to enter higher education as an 18 year old without a disability or other health problem...

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[posted 30th September 2002]

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Oxford University rejects deaf student

Skill: National Bureau for Students with Disabilities was unsurprised to hear about the recent rejection of a deaf student, Anastasia Fedotova, by Oxford University. Anastasia got six grade As in her A levels but failed to win a place at Brasenose College, Oxford University after completing a written exam and two interviews. Skill's Information Service receives enquiries from thousands of disabled students each year, many of whom have experienced discrimination.
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[posted 21st August 2002]

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