From today's UK papers

January 23, 2001


Marking at  Liverpool John Moores University was a "shambles" according to a former external examiner's confidential report.

Unison, the UK's biggest trade union, is launching a website to equip students against potential exploitation by employers.

The use of animals for scientific testing is supported by 46 per cent of adults, according to a Guardian/ICM poll.

Andrew Oswald, professor of economics at Warwick University, looks at the pros and cons of the Tories' university funding plans.


Michael Laidler, a psychology lecturer at New College, Durham, who returned from sick leave to find his office reduced to rubble by a bulldozer, has launched a claim for £350,000 damages.


The University of Surrey has appointed Peter Jones as the world's first professor of airline food.


Peers have voted by a majority of 120 to allow therapeutic cloning of human embryos ( Financial Times , Guardian , Independent , Daily Mail , Daily Telegraph , Times ).

Tens of millions of people will be driven from their homes in the coming decades as the world warms up at an accelerated rate, according to the most authoritative study yet on global warming ( Guardian , Independent , Daily Mail , Daily Telegraph ).

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