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Labour must be steered by the economy in policy rethink

£6K tuition fees was the wrong idea at the wrong time. The party has to tailor its future plans to the wider climate, argues Andy Westwood

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“Let’s hope Jo turns out like good old Willetts.” That was the reported reaction of a leading member of the Russell Group to the news that Jo Johnson was to be the new minister for universities and science

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THE podcast: 21-27 May 2015 issue review

21 May 2015

The financial difficulties facing university staff on fixed-term or casualised contracts, the future of the doctoral thesis, and the UK’s performance in a global higher education ranking which is adjusted to take account of GDP are all discussed this week

THE podcast: 14-20 May 2015 issue review

14 May 2015

The implications of the 2015 general election, the latest books section, and ethnological research in Magaluf feature in this week’s issue review podcast

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21 May 2015

What does the recent general election result presage for UK higher education? It means a continuation of recent course and speed, namely: removing the tuition fee cap, thus further stratifying the sector…

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21 May 2015

I am grateful to Times Higher Education for running the brilliant article on gender imbalance, and to Amanda Goodall and Margit Osterloh for writing a balanced piece that addresses both the causes of and solutions to the lack of female leadership within academia

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