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Jessica Shepherd

Jessica Shepherd

    Degrees for sale
    Degrees for sale
    Britain has its first new private university in more than 30 years.
    What is a girl worth?
    What is a girl worth?
    On Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 12-year-old Abigail Appetey is forced to miss her classes at primary school to sell fried fish door-to-door...
    Poor funding for PhD students
    Poor funding for PhD students
    Caterina Doglioni is one of the 'very, very best” PhD students Oxford University physics lecturer Todd Huffman says he has ever come across.
    Education in Tanzania: A series of near-misses
    Education in Tanzania: A series of near-misses
    A hungry girl presses against her classroom's smashed window to look outside. Surely maths is over and it is time for lunch, she seems to say. As...
    Leaving the lab
    Leaving the lab
    At the age of eight, Farrah Bhatti would take the contents of her parents' fruit bowl to school to test its acidity. Fast forward 15 years and, to...
    Let's ban emails
    Let's ban emails
    When it was suggested that I might forgo the use of email for a day my response went something like this: "Are you actually kidding me?"
    If you do it, do it right
    If you do it, do it right
    A Guardian investigation has exposed how easy and cheap it is for British university students to get small businesses to do their coursework. We posed as Josephine, a 23-year-old student who wanted two assignments done. One was her second-year undergraduate computer science...
    A life's journey
    A life's journey
    Nur knew that as a Bedouin -- an Arab nomad -- living­ in poverty in Israel's Negev desert, the likelihood of going to university was remote. As...
    Anthropologist takes no bull
    Anthropologist takes no bull
    If there is one thing Professor Melissa Leach has no time for, it is 'bullshit research”.