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Plans to slash maintenance payments to European Union students have been unveiled by universities minister Greg Clark

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University of Bedfordshire accused of giving those sponsored by Saudi Arabian government preferential treatment

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London Oriental Academy banned from accessing SLC funds

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Postgraduate claims that her English was not up to scratch

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Research suggests some standard management techniques work on academics after all, and older institutions are most effective

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Jason Haye says his 2.2 degree would have been higher but for institution’s environment, citing artist Maggi Hambling’s ‘slave’ comments

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Study suggests that unannounced oral exams can encourage integrity and engage students

UK students join Minerva Schools’ fledgling class Subscription

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