Female Oxford dons purposely adopting a "jumble sale" look as unwritten dress code dictates that scruffiness is a sign of intellectual…

Female Oxford dons purposely adopt 'jumble sale' look in unwritten dress code that scruffiness is a sign of intellectual rigour Image Consultant Shenda Collins heard the comment from an Oxford employeeShe said she met PhD students afraid to look 'feminine or attractive' By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 02:03 GMT, 22 February 2013 | UPDATED: 03:37 GMT, 22 February 2013 Dowdy: Dons and PhD students at Oxford University are afraid to look feminine and feel that a 'jumble sale' look is a sign of intellectual rigour (picture posed by model) They are some of the brightest women in the country.

Eon customers facing 100 rise in energy bills as company becomes last of the "big six" to raise tariffs

E.on customers facing 100 rise in energy bills as company becomes last of the 'big six' to raise tariffs German-owned supplier will put gas and electricity prices up on January 18 Families on dual fuel contract will pay an extra 103 on average annual bill | UPDATED: 23:41 GMT, 10 December 2012 Millions of E.on customers face an increase of more than 100 a year in energy bills after it announced a rise in tariffs. The company, which will put up prices from January 18, is the last of the ‘big six’ suppliers to hit customers with an increase. E.on blamed higher wholesale prices, coupled with the cost of cutting the nation’s carbon emissions through a shift to green energy

Backlash over university access tsar"s attack on "snobbery" that see schools focus on elite institutions

Backlash over university access tsar's attack on 'snobbery' that see schools focus on elite institutions | UPDATED: 23:21 GMT, 2 December 2012 The Government’s access tsar faced calls to quit yesterday after he claimed it was ‘dreadful snobbery’ to make schools focus too much on elite universities. Professor Les Ebdon said teenagers should not feel pressured to apply for the most academic courses when they might be better suited to an apprenticeship or vocational degree. But his comments started a row with Labour’s former schools minister, Lord Adonis, warning he wasn’t sure if Professor Ebdon was ‘fit to hold his post’ as director of the Office for Fair Access

Top university rails at social engineering "dishonesty"

Top university admits it struggles to admit disadvantaged students without resorting to social engineering University said it struggled to admit more deprived students because few make the gradeInstitution – where Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met – said time to 'stop demonising higher education for poor progression rates’. | UPDATED: 02:05 GMT, 27 November 2012 A leading university has admitted it is struggling to admit more disadvantaged students without resorting to ‘utterly dishonest’ social engineering.