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THE Features archive

Priced out of postgraduate education Subscription

18 September 2014 | By

Students who want to do master’s degrees are stymied by a lack of state finance. Paul Jump investigates how funding can be fixed

Calm in the classroom Subscription

18 September 2014

Dale Salwak on how he creates a space where students can focus, safe from life’s distractions

The lost art of listening Subscription

11 September 2014

Students and lecturers no longer seem able fully to engage with each other, writes Tom Palaima

Interview with the authors of Aspiring Adults Adrift Subscription

11 September 2014 | By

What do students learn at US colleges? Not much, found Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa in Academically Adrift. Their sequel follows the same cohort into adulthood

Parenthood and academia: an impossible balance? Subscription

4 September 2014

Male and female scholars speak frankly about juggling parenting and research

Benefits culture: rethinking Mozart on Maggie’s dole Subscription

4 September 2014

Nicholas Till acknowledges his debt to Margaret Thatcher and explains why he regrets his Cambridge degree

Today’s intellectuals: too obedient? Subscription

28 August 2014

Fred Inglis on the obligation of academics to speak truth to power

David Blanchflower on degree trends that follow the money Subscription

28 August 2014

The economist urges the UK to study a shift to subjects that lead to highly paid jobs

International and postgrad fee survey, 2014 Subscription

21 August 2014 | By

Tuition fees are rising for overseas students. If the cap on undergraduate fees is lifted, will they follow suit?

Pumping iron with the female bodybuilders Subscription

21 August 2014 | By

Tanya Bunsell’s immersion in the world of weightlifting yielded insights into steroid use and ‘muscle worship’

The PhD experience: this far, and no further Subscription

14 August 2014 | By

Five students on how doctoral study changed them and their futures

Scottish independence essay winners Subscription

14 August 2014

The two winning entries in our competition explore the arguments for and against independence and what it might mean for the academy

Work less, do more, live better Subscription

7 August 2014

Reconsider long working hours, says Patience Schell, for leisure is vital for mind, body and productivity

Good science requires better teaching Subscription

7 August 2014

We must change the way we educate students to counter rising scientific misconduct, say Tim Birkhead and Bob Montgomerie

Life after whistleblowing Subscription

31 July 2014 | By

Academics who have made disclosures reflect on the long-term impact on their careers

Oxford to Yemen: from literary scholar to tribal adviser Subscription

31 July 2014 | By

Elisabeth Kendall’s work on jihadist poetry led to tribespeople seeking her expertise

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