The study, conducted by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, Cambridge and Harvard universities, dwelt on the impact of higher education on wages and salaries in the U.K. It found that in case of men, their median earnings 10 years after graduation was twice as much as non-graduates. The researchers also found that the gender pay gap among graduates was lesser than what the government statistics showed.
Staffordshire University has apologised to a postgraduate student who was falsely accused of being a terrorist after an official spotted him reading a book entitled Terrorism Studies in the library. Mohammed Umar Farooq was pursuing a master’s programme in terrorism, crime and global security from the university and the book was part of his research.
He said he was questioned about his views on homosexuality, Islamic State (Isis) and Al-Qaeda by a university official. After the incident, which took place in March, Farooq left the course and took the help of a lawyer to help him challenge the accusations.
Tackling sexual harassment
The U.S. Department of Education has entered into a resolution agreement with the University of Virginia (UVA) to address and prevent sexual violence and sexual harassment. This ended a federal investigation, which had been dragging on for years, into the school’s procedures and policies on these issues. The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights found that UVA’s prior policy did not provide a fair process to either the complainants or the students accused of sexual violence.