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NUS to hold "free education" demo

The National Union of Students has voted to hold a national demonstration in support of “free education”.

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UK adults with tertiary education ranked 12th among the OECD despite the reputation of its universities

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New universities minister delighted at rising student numbers and prepares to tackle postgraduate funding

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Increased likelihood that master’s and PhD students will already have postgraduate degree

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Despite scaling back, the organisation has much to offer universities seeking to improve the student experience, says Don Nutbeam

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Female students in the US spend an average of 10 hours a day on their mobile phone, while their male counterparts rack up nearly eight, a study at one university has found

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There has been a “systematic failure” to integrate humanities into the societal challenges section of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research programme, Science Europe has claimed

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We speak to the Man Booker prize judge and professor of American literature at the University of East Anglia

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