Plans to reward universities for excellent teaching could see a bigger role for metrics that track how students spend their time.
A new report has drilled down into how much graduates from particular courses earn. What does it mean for universities?
Protests are continuing at Oxford over a statue of Cecil Rhodes.
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If it's ok to use research carried out in unethical experiments – as long as we acknowledge they were wrong – is it ok to keep a statue of an infamous imperialist?
Security at university isn’t just about what happens on campus.
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Preventing crime on campus is crucial, but so is pastoral care of students.
The University of Leeds has issued a £250m public bond.
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Public bonds with historically low interest rates are proving a tempting choice to universities in need of cash.
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All students should be treated as global citizens, not just those who come from overseas.
Reforms to universities are a contradiction in terms.
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New proposals on the table for higher education are riven with contradictions.
Where in the UK do students get the most support for going to university?
Welsh and Scottish students get more support than English and Northern Irish ones.
Religion is always in the background.
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Secularism must be part of the debate about religion, not the end of the debate.
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The higher education sector needs to think what it can offer to the average taxpayer.
Many people think that the admissions process should take into account the type of school students attended.
Universities have put their boxing gloves on.
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The decision by the university membership body to campaign for Britain staying in the EU has implications for academics.
Rewarding the best teaching.
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Universities are keenly awaiting more detail on the government's planned Teaching Excellence Framework.
The future hinges too much on this piece of paper.
By basing their admissions systems on grades, universities are perpetuating social inequality.
Friend or foe to the job-seeker?
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An increasing number of high-skilled graduates, rather than technology, could be to blame for a decline in the UK's mid-paying jobs.
Back to school for Nicky Morgan.
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From a College of Teaching to vocational education, international students and whether to raise tuition fees, there is a lot in the ministers' inboxes.
We got here!
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Welcoming international students used to be one of the key ways that Britain developed long-term, soft power relationships to aid trade and wield political influence. One in ten current global leaders…
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As we hurtle towards peak Russell Brand, I have a question. Treat it as rhetorical if you like but if anyone has an actual answer, they would be warmly welcomed. My question is: what has Brand actually…
Singapore’s prime minister Lee Hsien Loong and Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak both studied in the UK.
What do the prime ministers of Singapore, Malaysia and Finland have in common with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón and King Abdullah II of Jordan? They…