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Student protest passes mostly peacefully, writes Alison Goddard.

Thousands of students marched through the capital yesterday, protesting against education cuts, tuition fees and student debt. The BBC says police made 11 arrests. The Guardian has a blog post updated in real time, which puts the number of arrests at four. The Daily Telegraph reports that hundreds of students vaulted the barricades to occupy Parliament Square. As the protest passed, Dominic Cummings, who was a special adviser to the then education secretary Michael Gove, gave his assessment of how government functions. The online footage is more than an hour long but insightful.

The Herald reports that universities are demanding action to reverse the slump in the number of international students coming to Scotland. We have a report, available only to subscribers to HE, which examines plans for a quick response to the slow decline in the number of postgraduates in Scotland.

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