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

“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 …” (more)

[Josh Sandiford, Guardian, 15 February]

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