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UCU postpones marking boycott after new pay offer

The University and College Union has agreed to postpone its planned boycott of marking after employers made a 2 per cent pay offer for next year.

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Redundancy talks start as body prepares for loss of grant support by 2017

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Universities with high tariffs gain most under new fees regime, Hefce finds

Budgeting rules adjusted to manage costs of student loans Subscription

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Change in guidance meant to ‘incentivise’ BIS to check long-term costs

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Willetts sees potential in tie-ups with Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong

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Under new system, average repayments will double, IFS finds

Germany rethinks after rush to adopt Bologna reforms Subscription

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Problems with the introduction of EU harmonised three-year degrees have led to a reassessment

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Researchers face ‘ethics’ scandal over security of records, warns computer scientist

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Research areas championed by government dismissed as poor investments by technology expert

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Students’ revelation of university’s clandestine activities worked in its favour long-term

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School Direct needs collaborations, not a ‘them and us’ attitude, forum hears

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International students complain of ‘inadequate’ teaching while hearing their visa sponsorship could again be in jeopardy

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Nation’s universities to face QAA-style scrutiny under new regime

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