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A little lift could help everyone Subscription

24 April 2014 | By

Postgraduate study is a financial struggle for most, and low pay for graduate teaching assistants does nothing to alleviate it

The coin of quality has to be sound Subscription

17 April 2014 | By

If faith in the comparability of standards is not maintained across UK higher education, the system will be devalued

Beyond naked power Subscription

10 April 2014 | By

Vice-chancellors and those who select them might learn from the successes – and notable failures – of politics

Standards and pay in public life Subscription

3 April 2014 | By

As vice-chancellors’ salaries creep up, do university heads risk the same fate as bankers in the court of public opinion?

The good, the bad and the ugly Subscription

27 March 2014 | By

An inspirational supervisor can nurture a career, while a poor one slows its growth. Either way, mentors have a lasting impact

Got value, or taken for a ride? Subscription

20 March 2014 | By

A shrinking unit of resource will make it harder for institutions to turn around perceptions of ‘value for money’

It’s casual, and that’s a problem Subscription

13 March 2014 | By

Zero-hours contracts make staff feel anxious and ill-used; they must be tackled as the sector seeks a sustainable future

Songs of experience showcased Subscription

6 March 2014 | By

Universities are making prize-worthy efforts to give students what they want and need, but they can’t control for all factors

Clap your hands if you believe Subscription

27 February 2014 | By

With the Treasury stepping out of its traditional role as panto villain, human capital is back atop the political agenda

Broad church of the mind Subscription

20 February 2014 | By

Could working in a ‘team of rivals’ encourage academic creativity - and turn out better equipped graduates, too?

Blob rule turns up the heat Subscription

13 February 2014 | By

Unscrupulous operators should be unmasked, but using them to tar all the sector causes damage without tackling vital issues

STEM the inertia on inequality Subscription

6 February 2014 | By

MPs have highlighted the problem of too few women in science, but more than words are needed to tackle the issue

Will it be Heigh-ho! or Oh no! Subscription

30 January 2014 | By

It’s off to work we go. Our Best University Workplace Survey reveals discontent, but it’s not all gloom and doom

A peek at Australia’s Petri dish Subscription

23 January 2014 | By

What can the UK learn from the uncapped student numbers ‘experiment’ that is already in full swing Down Under?

Let’s break down the numbers Subscription

16 January 2014 | By

Studying how subjects have waxed and waned in popularity reveals some striking changes and some difficult questions

On the q.t. and very hush-hush Subscription

9 January 2014 | By

Why do so many universities feel they can stonewall requests made under the Freedom of Information Act?

Measured, but found wanting? Subscription

2 January 2014 | By

David Willetts’ finely balanced aims for higher education are too often belied by the impact of his government’s policies

Hopes and fears of all the year Subscription

19 December 2013 | By

It’s been bedlam out there in 2013: Russell Group a-rising, visa plans off-putting - and still not enough ladies leading

Out of the blue, into the red? Subscription

12 December 2013 | By

The chancellor’s decision to abolish the numbers cap is laudable but, as always, the devil lurks in the detail

MINT with a policy hole Subscription

5 December 2013 | By

As more emerging economies get their own acronym, perhaps some high-powered advice for Cameron et al will hit home

That sinkhole feeling Subscription

28 November 2013 | By

The absence of regulation and spiralling RAB costs threaten to undermine a growing sense of stability in the sector

Esteem-powered academy Subscription

21 November 2013 | By

In a world where good names are priceless, UK universities have built up plenty of credit in the reputation bank

There’s no distance left to run Subscription

14 November 2013 | By

The 1994 Group’s break-up reflects fragmentation in the sector and leaves the ‘elite’ tag to the Russell Group alone

Does rudeness have a place in academia? Subscription

7 November 2013 | By

Academics are expected to engage in rigorous intellectual sparring but do some scholars overstep the mark?

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