The university strikes show how a dispute around a fairly technical employment issue, pensions, can develop a momentum of its own and become a catalyst for a much wider expression of dissatisfaction.
Universities need to protect people with different ideas.
Open days are the main way students choose their future university.
When it comes to choosing a university, a positive personal experience is much more influential for students than rankings or league tables.
Traditional picket lines feel outdated now that work is no longer a place that you go, but a thing that you do.
Universities talk of internationalisation, yet international staff’s right to remain may be under threat from government rules.
Strike rules for international staff illuminates the intractable tensions that underpin the logic of universities.
Up in arms.
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From the outside, it might look like another case of a pension black hole problem hitting another UK institution. Not so.
Cities and universities can overcome social divides and create better places, but only if they work together.
University of Oxford.
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Science and integrity is under the microscope.
We asked three experts for their takes.
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A group thought.
Undemocratic? Bureaucratic? The EU and universities have plenty in common.
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Fake degrees are bad news for universities and employers.
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UUK’s ‘Universities for Europe’ campaign is a welcome contribution to a debate that is inevitably partial.
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.
Would it cripple university finances?
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A simple (but profitable) formula for university education.
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Not all universities are the same.
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First class teaching.
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