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UCU calls for wage audits as gender pay gap endures

THE analysis reveals progress in closing gap, but female academics still earn nearly £6K less than men

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UCU calls for wage audits as gender pay gap endures Subscription


THE analysis reveals progress in closing gap, but female academics still earn nearly £6K less than men

Subjects’ gender balance not reflected in grant applications Subscription


Only two research councils have equal proportion of female applicants and academics

REF 2014: impact element cost £55 million Subscription


Findings reveal the total cost to institutions of attempting to articulate impact

‘Grotesque’ flow of QR cash to minnows could sink REF, scholar warns Subscription


Funding gains for smaller universities ‘risks UK research quality’

Private colleges may face public fee cut Subscription


While Labour could cap funding, the Lib Dems could support graduate tax

Green Party: we will write off student loan debts Subscription


Policy proposal stands alongside a commitment to abolish tuition fees

Universities ‘worse than bankers’ Subscription


Civil servant appeals for further savings to avoid another round of government cuts

Wendy Purcell is still paid top salary Subscription


FoI request reveals former vice-chancellor receives £250,000 from Plymouth University

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Diverting Horizon cash to investment fund will boost financial ‘firepower’, says Carlos Moedas

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Whose side are you on? You may have little choice Subscription


Academics find complicity with neoliberal values hard to avoid, forum hears

Time to keep score on female scientists Subscription


Putting grant application and success rates under the microscope could help rectify universities’ gender imbalance

Tempest-tossed data show conferences’ impact Subscription


When Hurricane Isaac forced the cancellation of a political science conference, researchers were able to pinpoint the value of presenting papers

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