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Comedian Jack Whitehall was told to show more respect after the BBC banned an old joke he made about a dwarf university friend, the Daily Star writes.  

A vaccine will bring the world a “step closer” to ending the pandemic, The Guardian has quoted Oxford university’s Professor Sarah Gilbert as saying. 

The University of Oxford and AstraZeneca are boosting hopes the coronavirus can be beaten, according to the Financial Times, which reports the partnership vaccine is due to be submitted for regulatory approval “immediately”. 

The Daily Star leads with the COVID-19 vaccine being developed by Oxford University, which produces a strong immune response in older adults, data from early trials has shown.

Metro says students at Birmingham University have been given used coronavirus test kits after they were distributed by the city council. 

The Guardian goes with the impact of coronavirus on the new university year, saying three of the UK’s largest are stopping face-to-face teaching after a spike in cases on campus.

The Daily Mirror reports on confusion over the latest coronavirus restrictions, with students feeling trapped inside at university while drinkers mix freely after pubs close at 10pm.

The union for university staff and academics calls for in-person teaching to stop until the test and trace system is “fixed” and the spread of coronavirus is brought under control. That’s the lead story in The...

On the front page of Metro is an article of 19-year-old university student Stuart Hawk, who has been issued a £10,000 fine for breaking coronavirus rules after about 50 people turned up to a party...

The US president is considering fast-tracking the potential COVID-19 vaccine being worked on by Oxford University so it can be used in the US before the election, according to the Financial Times.

Thousands of students have been left in limbo after the A-level fallout, with many now having to defer their university courses until next year, says The Times.

The Guardian says the “humiliating U-turn” has left thousands of pupils in limbo. The government is set to lift the cap on university places but the paper says vice-chancellors have warned they will not have...

The Times also says there will be a scramble for university places following the government’s U-turn. Sketch writer Quentin Letts says the political class of 2020 have shown “world-beating ineptitude”.

The Daily Mail says A-level pupils whose marks are downgraded by computer face missing out on university places while exam boards sift through a flood of appeals.

The Daily Mail says there could be a coronavirus vaccine by Christmas after results published by the team developing the Oxford University vaccine showed it is safe and provides protection against COVID-19. 

The education secretary is planning an overhaul of the university admissions system, with students applying after getting their A-level results, according to The Guardian.