Student Impact

Alfie Packham, ‘One in four students unable to access online learning during lockdown-survey’, The Guardian, 8 September 2020

Anna McKie, ‘UK students ‘would feel safer’ if blended learning continues’, Times Higher Education, 14 July 2020

Carl Cullinane and Rebecca Montacute, ‘COVID-19 and Social Mobility Impact Brief #1: School Shutdown’, Sutton Trust, April 2020

Dan Martin, ‘Leicester primary shut after teacher tested positive for coronavirus’, Leicestershire Live, 9 June 2020

Equality issues during Covid-19, England: University and College Union, 2020

Iris Clifford, ‘Life as a fresher this year is a cross between Nineteen Eighty Four and Lord of the Flies’, The Guardian, 03 October 2020

Jessica Elgot, Sally Weale and Aubrey Allegretti, ‘Return to schools could alter Covid roadmap, Boris Johnson warns’, The Guardian, 8 March 2021

Natalie Morris, ‘Racism in schools has ‘increased during lockdown”, Metro, 22 September 2020

Office for National Statistics, ‘Coronavirus and the impact on students in higher education in England: September to December 2020’, 21 December 2020

Richard Adams, ‘Teachers in England face ‘epidemic’ of demotivation in lockdown children’, The Guardian, 17 March 2021

Sally Weale, ‘Students ‘should get a year’s refund due to Covid-19 crisis’’, The Guardian, 24 April 2020

Sarah Cundy, ‘Manchester’s Student Revolt’, Tribune Magazine, 13 November 2020

Steven Fielding, ‘UK universities’ promise of face-to-face teaching is risking academics’ health’, The Guardian, 22 August 2020

Tahmina Choudhery, ‘We can’t separate the issues of race and reopening universities’, Wonkhe, 3 June 2020

The Cost of Learning in Lockdown, London: Child Poverty Action Group, 2020

Zarah Sultana, ‘The Tories say they’re the party of the working class but the school meals scandal shows they only give out scraps’, gal-dem, 13 Jan 2021

Exam Results – A-Levels and GCSEs

Anon, ‘Predicted grades could unfairly ‘predict futures’ of students, report warns’, ITV News, 17 June 2020

Ayis Stephen-Diver, ‘For my A-Levels, I assumed the worst because I know how flawed the system is’, gal-dem, 14 August 2o2o

Becky Johnson, ‘Bias concern for BAME students as exams cancelled’, Sky News, 27 April 2020

Catherine Lough, ‘Relax GCSE grade boundaries this year, says teachers’, Tes, 10 June 2020

Catherine Lough, ‘U-turn will mean A-level and GCSE teacher grades stand’, Tes, 17 August 2020

Cemlyn Davies, ‘Gypsy, Roma and Travellers ‘disproportionately’ affected’, BBC News, 12 August 2020

Dave Thomson, ‘A-Level results 2020: How have grades been calculated?’, FFT Education Datalab, 13 August 2020

Diyora Shadijanova, ‘How BTEC and other vocational students got left behind in the pandemic’, gal-dem, 11 January 2021

Eleanor Busby, Ian Jones and Asha Patel, ‘GCSE grades surge after U-turn gives pupils results based on teachers’ estimate’, Leicestershire Live, 20 August 2020

Fatima Manji, ‘Concerns over disadvantaged children facing unfair treatment in GCSE and A-Level results’, Channel 4 News, 9 July 2020

Hannah Richardson, ‘BTec grades pulled on eve of results day’, BBC News, 19 August 2020

Ian Westbrook, ‘GCSEs: What’s different with this year’s exams?’, BBC News, 20 August 2020

Jen Mills, ‘More education turmoil as grades for BTEC students delayed’, Metro, 19 August 2020

John Ray, ‘Predicted grades could unfairly ‘predict futures’ of students, report warns’, ITV News, 17 June 2020

Karis Campion, ‘Universities must not forget about BAME students during this crisis’, Wonkhe, 14 May 2020

Michael Goodier, ‘Top A-level grades soar at private schools as sixth form colleges lose out’, New Statesman, 13 August 2020

Qais Hussain, ‘As a GCSE student, I’m worried cancelling exams leaves the field wide open to discriminate’, iNews, 16 June 2020

Runnymede, ‘Follow-up letter: Predicted grades & BME students’, Runnymede, 29 April 2020

Richard Adams, ‘GCSEs: 2 million results set to be downgraded, researchers warn’, The Guardian, 14 August 2020

Richard Adams, ‘Nearly 40% of A-level result predictions to be downgraded in England’, The Guardian, 7 August 2020

Richard Adams and Niamh McIntyre, ‘England A-level downgrades hit pupils from disadvantaged areas hardest’, The Guardian, 13 August 2020

Richard Adams, Sally Weale and Caelainn Barr, ‘A-level results: almost 40% of teacher assessments in England downgraded’, The Guardian, 13 August 2020

Sean Coughlan, ‘Uni admissions could scrap use of predicted grades’, BBC News, 27 February 2020

Higher Education

Benn Quinn, ‘Leading UK academics ask PhD funding body to rethink refusal of extra time’, The Guardian, 17 November 2020

Mishti Ali, ‘Britain’s lockdown mess is hitting vulnerable university students the hardest’, gal-dem, 7 January 2021

Nicola Davis, Ben Quinn and Sally Weale, ‘PhD students fear they won’t finish in time as UKRI curbs extensions’, The Guardian, 15 November 2020

‘Pressure, pandemic and people: the first year of my PhD’, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Student Blogs, 15 September 2020

Rachel Hall, ‘UK university students accuse Covid patrol police of harassment’, The Guardian, 17 March 2020

‘Research and higher education in the time of COVID-19’, The Lancet, Vol. 396 (2020)

Rowan Moore, ‘The free-market gamble: has Covid broken UK universities?’, The Guardian, 17 January 2021

The Sussex Hive Scholars, ‘Perspectives on Starting a PhD in a Pandemic’, SAGE Perspectives, 2 November 2020