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Strikes loom as UCU urges rebuff

Union advocates rejection of pay offer and Prevent strategy implementation

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Union advocates rejection of pay offer and Prevent strategy implementation

Overseas branch campuses become ‘low priority’ in internationalisation strategies Subscription

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European universities refocus on student mobility and strategic partnerships, says European Association for International Education

Oxford ‘needs cultural shift’ to support BME students, study says Subscription

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Black and minority ethnic undergraduates report experiencing racial slurs and isolation

Too many PhDs, not enough tenured positions Subscription

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European study reveals stress suffered by doctoral holders over insecurity of academic careers

The tip-top club: home to 173 men and just 28 women Subscription

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Of top 200 institutions in the world, only one in seven has a female leader, research shows

Two-tier pay system emerges at the LSE Subscription

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Support staff to remain on single salary spine with a bespoke model set up to allow institution to compete for top early career researchers

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Delegates complain of ‘lack of tolerance’ and ‘time wasting’ in open letter to National Union of Students

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University leaders warn government that limiting training options could result in teacher shortages

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