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Aug 12, 2020 3 tweets 2 min read
UCU general secretary @DrJoGrady is on @BBCNews talking about the exam results shambles. You can watch live via bbc.co.uk/iplayer/live/b… #alevels #AlevelResults
She says the eleventh hour move from the government to allow some students to pick their mock results is a farce causing more confusion.
She says that looking forward we need to consider shifting to a better system where students apply to university after they receive their results.

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Oct 21, 2021
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🧵Today, government cuts to arts and humanities courses were confirmed by @officestudents

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